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The Fire Gospel

The Fire Gospel

Text Myth Series

Michel Faber

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  • In the aftermath of the first war in Iraq, Theo Griepenkerl is visiting the looted museum of Mosul when a bomb explodes outside the building. As Theo seeks shelter, he stumbles across the discovery of a lifetime: nine papyrus scrolls that have lain hidden for two thousand years.Theo believes that he has found the fifth gospel, and its significance is extraordinary. It offers a shocking new account of the last days of Christ, calling into question the conventional narrative of events. As Theo sets out to share his discovery with the world, he can scarcely imagine where his journey will take him, and the trials and dangers that lie ahead.

    The Fire Gospel is on one level a hugely entertaining tale. At its heart lies a profound and powerful message about the power of words to resonate across centuries. As an indictment of fundamentalism, it is as controversial and provocative as The Last Temptation of Christ. It is a revelatory piece of storytelling.

    Michel Faber
    About the Author

    Michel Faber has written seven other books, including the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins and the novellas The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps and The Courage Consort. The Apple, based on characters in The Crimson Petal and the White, was published in 2006. He has also won several short-story awards,...

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    Extent:
    214pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    29 September 2008
    ISBN:
    9781921351815
    AU Price:
    $19.95
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    • The Fire Gospel
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      ISBN: 9781921834127
      25 July 2012
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