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You’ll never see the final days of Jesus in the same way again. Karl Glogauer, lonely misunderstood misfit, reaches the end of his rope and volunteers to man an experimental time machine for a friend. The White Hotel Tiptree, Jr. Yes, Christians, bhold come I read this novella years ago, in a used paperback copy of a Year’s Best Science Fiction anthology.

It even has an interesting hypothesis about the Empty Tomb tradition which could very well be plausible. Jul 14, M. Karl Glogauer is a Jewish devotee of Jung, a neurotic, failed psychiatrist who is obsessed with Jesus.

I won’t do that here.

First, it draws on the image of the Christ, both as portrayed in the gospels and as interpreted by scholarship. Aug 03, Ronald rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s not all bad, though. After Karl’s death mooecock the cross, the body is stolen by a doctor who believed the body had magical properties, leading to rumours that he did not die. Moorcock writes in strong prose that drives his narrative full steam ahead ideologically, so hard in fact, three years after writing the novella he published a novel-length rendering.

The difference in Behold the Man is that Moorcock feels that he has delivered something transgressive and ‘out there’—when actually, to a degree that he himself seems to miss, he is aligning himself with traditional Christology.


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All in all, I did enjoy this story, a quick, entertaining, different read. Jungian blunders into being accepted as Jebus by denizens of the time to which he has traveled. Jul 30, Nikola Pavlovic rated it really liked it. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

It is a classic. There are also some alternate interpretations of biblical events that are certainly provocative, joorcock any Christian with a theological approach should see the reason for Moorcock’s plot choices.

It had a pronounced hunched back and a cast in its left eye. He joins up with John the Baptist thw celebrates his arrival. Let’s even call them apostles…. Iz mog ugla ova knjiga udara hriscane tamo gde boli, i huli njihovu veru sto se meni izvanredno dopada.

In this story, Jesus and Mary are drastically unlike what is presented in Bible. Behold the Bdhold is a brave, clever book that pulls no punches and is told in a simple, uncompromising style. It’s well worth reading. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Behold the Man is not a piece of propaganda for or against Christianity or atheism.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Want to Read saving…. But while it’s engaging at times, and very readable, the author’s heart was SO soaked in bitterness and cynicism and juvenile mischief when he wrote it that the final result is really poor.

You know those science-fiction novels behodl they go back in time, and discover they’ve become some well-known historical character?

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Highly recommended, except for Christian fanatics – there’s a reason why the author received death threats when this story was published in the US. Nichols’ thoughts on writing, creativity and life. Yet Jesus is just a simpleton.


Karl Glogauer is a disaffected modern professional casting about for meaning in a series of half-hearted relationships, a dead-end job, and a personal struggle.

Dhalgren Delany, Samuel R. We quickly learn that Karl is a neurotic, self-centered, immature idiot. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Still, I think it’s ma very interesting way of looking at the story, even if I don’t like the way it portrays Christianity.

I read it straight through in about 2 hours, I could jan put it aside. It still prompts some polarizing reactions on sites like Goodreads. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

The reason being to enable what I call the Holy Family to be portrayed as caricatures of themselves, Joseph bitter and miserable, Mary a woman with no morals, an awful women who hated her family particularly Jesus who is her dribbling imbecilic son! Karl, badly injured during his journey, crawls halfway out of the time machine, then faints.

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Will Karl play moircock role of saviour so that the Christian mythos remains influential throughout the ages? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. John the Baptist and a group of Essenes find him there, and take him back to their community, where they care for him for some time.