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“My solution to the problem of Jesus's nativity implies a rejection of tke mystical Virgin Birth doctrine, which no longer has the same force in religious polemics as it had in Justin's day; to the mass of people nowadays the choice is between a Jesus bom in the ordinary course ofnature and one as mythical as Perseus and Prometheus.” ―From the Author's Commentary
“This is not reading for the easily shocked; it definitely presents Jesus as a sage and a poet, if not divine. It moves, as does all Mr. Graves' writing, at a brilliant fast pace, and with a tremendous style.” ―Kikus Reviews
“Mr. Graves is a poet; both the knowledge of a scholar and the imagination of a poet are brought to bear upon Jesus as child, boy, and man. The book is a bold speculative adventure.” ―Harold Brighouse, Manchester Guardian
Robert Graves (1895-1985) was a British poet, novelist, translator, and critic. His many books include the historical novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God, the autobiography Good-bye to All That, and the mythic/literary studies The White Goddess and The Greek Myths.
Arguably one of the most original and valuable religious novels ever written. Graves says of himself that he often gets ideas and images of his work beforehand, and then fleshes it... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Review Maven
A brilliant book. Contains so much detail it is very difficult to believe it is a pure Novel!Published 9 months ago by Michael James Kelly
The most honest view of Jesus as a warrior for a new form of Judaism that I have ever read. But you gotta love Robert Graves, no matter what he writes. Read morePublished 11 months ago by KaliMa
I have not managed to get past the first 10 pages without becoming immensely sleepy. "I, Claudius" is one of my favorite books. This one not so much. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Living In SoCal
As indicated in the headline, Robert Graves describes the historical Jesus and his cultural background, thus explaining what kind of a man he was and why he went to such extremes. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Helle Sannig
Robert Graves is a brilliant and courageous multi language researcher into the roots of European and American Christian culture. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Michael N. D. White
This is my 2nd copy--I loaned my first to a friend who needed something to read on a long flight home to Guatemala. Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by Stradkat
I found it hard to believe I had read this some years ago. It is so full of mythology it's hard to sort through it all.Published on May 10, 2013 by M. Whiteman
This re-telling of the incidents around the Nativity, the life of Jesus, and the state of very early Christianity, is unlike any other version of the New Testament I have ever... Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by rtc