Phillip Pullman is in the news once again for a controversial novel about religion. Pullman first broke onto the scene with his wildly popular trilogy, “His Dark Materials,” a series of novels for young adults about a group of free-thinkers waging war on God in an attempt to found the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth. The latest novel, “The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ,” reinterprets the biblical record by proposing that St. Paul manipulated historical fact to create a tale about Jesus’ divinity. As Pullman himself said recently, “it is, among other things, a story about how stories become stories.” Part fiction, part history, and part fantasy, the novel will be released on Easter. To read more, click here.
Real Women or Objects of Discourse? The Search for Early Christian Women
By L. Stephanie Cobb , Hofstra University
(Vol. 4, March 2009)
‘The Rise of the Historical Consciousness’
By Johannes C. Wolfart , Carleton University
(Vol. 4, January 2009)