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In de roman Het evangelie volgens Jezus Christus vertelt José Saramago zijn eigen versie van het Nieuwe Testament. Bij Saramago is Jezus Christus een gewoon menselijk wezen, met gevoelens en twijfels. Maria Magdalena is zijn partner, die in het boek uitgroeit tot een heel krachtige, vitale vrouw. Ook de verhouding tussen God en Duivel komt op verrassende wijze in een nieuw ...more
Paperback, 386 pages
Published 1998 by Meulenhoff (first published 1991)
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Feb 23, 2008 Aduren rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
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K.D. Absolutely
Apr 22, 2011 K.D. Absolutely rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Joselito
Shelves: religion
This is a bold fearless work and definitely not for the faint-hearted readers. I am not surprised that when this was originally published in 1991, it created lots of controversies with the Catholic Church condemning Jose Saramago for harboring anti-religious vision and his own Portuguese government asking the European Literary Prize to remove this from its shortlist because of the book’s offensive content to religion. Despite this book’s existence, Saramago won the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literatur ...more
Imagino Saramago, um ateu confesso, lendo e relendo a Bíblia para reescrever a história do homem mais conhecido que já pisou na face da Terra. Penso também no culhões que o autor teve para levar a publicação adiante. Mexer com religião é coisa séria. Vide a ilíada do escritor Salman Rushdie com seus “Versos Satânicos”. “O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo” é uma obra corajosa e, diferente de textos que só têm como mérito a polemização, também é genial. A concepção de Jesus Cristo e o seu encontro c ...more

ملاحظة في غاية الأهمية
هذه النجوم الخمس لا تعبر عن تضامني الفكري مع ما ذُكر في الرواية من أفكار وأحداث.

قبل ان تشرع في قراءة هذه الرواية .. عليك أن تحضر صندوقا .. ضع جميع آراءك ومعتقداتك عن سيدنا عيسى _عليه السلام_ فيه.. أغلقه بإحكام .. ابدأ بقراءة الرواية ولا تنسى أن تصطحب معك
لتقيك المصائب التي ستنزل على رأسك لحظة البدء بالقراءة

الانجيل يرويه خوسيه ساراماغو
الرواية تحكي قصة المسيح عليه السلام منذ ولادته حتى ... من وجهة نظر خوسيه ساراماغو والذي لعب دور المؤرخ ل
Referindo-se ao cristianismo, Ricardo Reis afirmava: «Alegrai-vos, todos vós que chorais na maior das doenças da História!». E para podermos entrar plenamente n’ O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo, temos, em primeira mão, de ter a inteligência de compreender que o autor que nos escreve esta estória é um autor que não acreditava nessa entidade que é Deus. Consequentemente é expectável que a partir deste ponto tudo o que se venha a ler é, ou um produto dessa descrença, ou quem sabe, um conflito com ...more
Feb 17, 2009 Natalie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: atheists, Christians, and Jews
Shelves: god-is-dead
Or: Adolescent Jesus as Imagined by a Brilliant Authorial Atheist.

That's unfair and reductive, however. Jose Saramago is an atheist, and the book does explore the parts of Jesus' life that most people pretend didn't exist (early adolescence to just before the time when he knew he had Messianic Son-of-God Superpowers), while at the same time gently but firmly questioning the nature of God, divinity, religious fervor manifesting itself as the oppression of others, bizarre religious ritual, and rel
Sonia Gomes
The Vicar was not happy that I was reading, ‘Gospel according to Christ’ for he felt I would lose my faith, as though Faith is not a part of your inner being, but a handkerchief, one misplaces oh so casually.

I am glad I disobeyed him, for this book only made me surer of my faith.

This book shows Christ in all his Humanity, Humanity so naked, simple and beautiful that it humbles you to the core of your being.

If I could say, to this so very Human Christ,

‘Let me but touch the hem of your robe, and
João Carlos

José Saramago (1922 – 2010)

O romance ”O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo” foi publicado em 1991 e é uma das obras mais polémicas de José Saramago (1922 – 2010), considerada blasfema, uma interpretação abusiva dos Evangelhos, suscitou na época uma enorme contestação que foi sendo ampliada pelas reacções dos sectores conservadores da sociedade portuguesa, nomeadamente, a igreja católica.
A “história” intemporal de ”O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo” é conhecida e José Saramago faz a “sua” interpretaç
João Fernandes
Quod scripsi, scripsi

Há livros que são mais que uma história, não só pelo seu valor literário, mas por serem uma história com a sua própria história. Um pouco como Os Lusíadas, que foi salvo a nado por um vesgo, O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo é um livro que já passou por inúmeras tribulações.

Em 1992, uma das obras mais conhecidas de José Saramago é finalista para o Prémio Literário Europeu. O livro é uma biografia alterada de um homem cuja história mudou, quer se acredite nela ou não, a face
Ανατρεπτικό,αιρετικό,κουραστικό σε κάποια σημεία,εξαιρετικό σε κάποια άλλα ,όπως για παραδειγμα οι διάλογοι με το Θεό και το Διάβολο.Σίγουρα δεν είναι ένα βαρετό κι αδιάφορο βιβλίο.Προβληματίζει και οδηγεί σε βαθιές σκέψεις.Εγώ σίγουρα θα το σκέφτομαι για καιρό.Μου άρεσε ιδιαίτερα ο καυστικός και ειρωνικός τρόπος με τον οποίο παρουσιάζει την δημιουργία των θρησκειών και των θρησκευτικών ειδώλων.
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Appreciation of this book dictates that you have to contend with two premises:

First: That Saramago's signature writing is characterized by sentences that are paragraphs long occasionally digressing from the thought of the sentence.

Second: That this book is about the humanization of Jesus Christ necessarily entailing innumerable repercussions to the orthodox belief of his 'socially' constructed divinity.

Of the two, I met with some negligible difficulty
Mario Gámez
Muchos dicen que los ateos hablan más de dios (de cualquiera) que los mismos creyentes en ese dios. Eso resulta verdad, por el mero hecho de que somos los ateos quienes, para poder criticar de una manera fundamentada, debemos leer y conocer todo lo referente a dios, sus circunstancias, y sus consecuencias. Entre los autores más recientes que he leído, se encuentran Saramago y Rius (aunque éste último en un tono más directo y persuasivo, siendo el primero más sutil y sarcástico).

La concepción que
Amy Reed
Jul 28, 2009 Amy Reed rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: smart people
OK, I have officially given up on this book. I have 75 pages left, but I just can't do it. For the last few days, I have picked it up only to put it down again as soon as I read the first sentence five times. I feel stupid. This guy is a Nobel Prize winner, so that must mean I'm an idiot if I don't like him, right?

This book is smart, don't get me wrong. It's obvious a genius wrote it. But I don't read for intellectual stimulation unless I'm in a literature class. Perhaps that makes me a lazy re
John Casey
I believe that this novel will ultimately be recognized as the Nobel Prize-winning Saramago's magnum opus (followed ever-so-closely by Blindness). Drawing upon his innate qualities as cynicist, pragmatist and humanist, Saramago deals with a subject that has intrigued so many over the years - the missing developmental/adolescent years of Jesus and the all too human characteristics of self-doubt and questioning that must have incessantly plagued him.

Not surprisingly, Saramago's atheism/agnosticism
Let me say at the outset that this book will probably be quite a challenge to anyone who holds (and doesn’t want to let go) a very traditional, orthodox reading of the traditional gospels in the Christian Testament. What Saramago has done here is to IMAGINE a gospel that places at least equal weight on Jesus as divine AND human. He also IMAGINES God (the Father, that is) who might also be both divine and human (as the ancient Greek gods were, with all their jealousies, rivalries, self-interests, ...more
Miloš Kostić
Očekivao sam sprdnju i to sam i dobio. Mnooogo sprdnje. Ali ovo nije komedija u svojoj osnovi. Smešno ovde uvek nosi sa sobom veliku intelektualnu i ideološku poruku. Baš kao i sve ostalo jer o svakoj rečenici vredi dvaput porazmisliti. I sve je isto ali iz suprotnog pogleda. Nisam očekivao da će priča imati ikakav kontinuitet sa hrišćanskim jevanđeljima. Ali da, ovde ima skoro svih biblijskih čuda. Ima i Boga, i Đavola, i anđela... Ali iako je Isus dobio božanske moći, ljudsko je, naravno, u pr ...more

قبل كل شىء عندما تقرأ رواية لساراماجو لامفر من أن تتأمل عبارة الإهداء،المقتضبة فى كل الأحوال،الدالة دوما على فرادة العلاقة بين جوزيه ورفيقة دربه فى سنوات التجلي الأخيرة بيلار ديل ريو،هاهنا الإهداء إلى بيلار ونقطة،وفى باقي الروايات\الكتب غير الروائية تظل بيلار هى أيقونة جوزيه التى لا تتبدل سواء حملت أولي السطور اسمها"إلى بيلار التى لم تولد بعد حينها،واستغرقت وقتا طويلا للمجيء"،أو توارت رغم أثرها النافذ بين ثنايا الصفحات،،،

يعرف كل قراء جوزيه أنه ملحد،فلا رب ولا دين،ذلك يوجز ببساطة رؤية الرجل وفل
"Sólo el Señor es Dios. La sonrisa de Pastor se extinguió, la boca se contrajo en una mueca amarga, Sí, si existe Dios tendrá que ser un único Señor, pero mejor sería que hubiese dos, así habría un dios para el lobo y otro para la oveja, uno para el que muere y otro para el que mata, un dios para el condenado y otro para el verdugo, Dios es uno, completo e indivisible, clamó Jesús, a punto de echarse a llorar de piadosa indignación, a lo que el otro respondió, No sé cómo puede Dios vivir, la fr
Luglio. Mi serve un libro da leggere sotto l'ombrellone. In un attimo di follia la scelta cade su Saramago. Se conoscete lo stile di Saramago, sapete anche che sole e distrazioni continue non stanno bene con periodi e paragrafi senza fine. Addio Saramago.
Settembre, prima dell'Esame Tosto. Devo preparare l'Esame Tosto, non posso farmi appassionare da un libro! Leggerò Saramago. Che in sostanza vuol dire che l'ho tenuto a portata di mano senza leggerlo mai.
Settembre, dopo l'Esame Tosto. E be', dop
In this novel Saramago has created a masterpiece, both in terms of style and content.

The prose is musical, poetically evocative of the streams of consciousness and conversation that fill our lives. While Saramago's paragraphs often run several pages in length, and his idiosyncratic use of punctuation (e.g., his refusal to use quotation marks to delimit speech and his insistence on ending all sentences--including questions--with a period) can seem daunting, the fluid, melodic language makes readi
Magistrale e poetica irriverenza.

Non avevo ancora letto nulla di Saramago e, adesso sì, posso dire mea culpa mea grandissima culpa.
E non c’è dubbio che mi riscatterò leggendo ancora e ancora altro di questo grande umanista. Non si ottiene il nobel per caso e solo uno scrittore dotato di eccezionale maestria può permettersi una prosa fatta di lunghi, lunghissimi periodi e una punteggiatura limitata ai pochi punti e alle tante virgole che limitano dialoghi, incisi e continue digressioni. All’iniz
Ahmed Oraby
هعتبرها رواية خيالية بتحكي عن شخصيات بتحمل نفس الأسماء!, رواية أكثر من رائعة كعادة ساراماجو , للأسف مقريتلوش غير العمى والرواية دي ويس , هحاول أقرأ باقي رواياته خاصة اللي بتحمل أفكار عن المسيحية , طبعا ليا إعتراضات كتيرة عليها سواء من الناحية التاريخية أو الدينية بس مش هينفع أديها أقل من الخمس نجوم
Luís Blue Yorkie

The book tells the story of Jesus Christ from his birth to his death, in the author's version - José Saramago - with a more human vision, where Jesus is shown to the reader as a person - as any human - has physiological needs at times it is unsafe and can commit sin also. The relationship with Mary his mother, for example, is quite complicated and difficult.

Another interesting point that the author addresses is the rescue of the culture and customs of t
Early on, “Mary’s legs were now open, perhaps they had opened by themselves as she dreamed and she did not close them out of this sudden lassitude, or else from the premonition of a married woman who knows her duty […] the holy seed of Joseph poured into the holy womb of Mary” (13), sufficiently heretical without the immediate afterthought: “there are things God Himself does not understand” (id.). Don’t worry--this is merely prelude to Jesus & Magdalena: “Discover your body, and there it was ...more
Arun Divakar
Nov 22, 2012 Arun Divakar marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yet-to-finish
I could not finish this work. It is a most magnificient look at the life of the world's most formidable revolutionary and the creation of the most powerful organized religion. This book demands a certain mental make up to ponder deeper into the aspects of being alive at a time when religion and the gods where harsher than a concentration camp or a gulag. I was not in such a state of mind and this was no fault of the book.

Deserves a re-read some other time.
الرب و الشيطان و يسوع على القارب في نقاش محتدم.. من أفضل من ساراماغو لأدارته ووصفه؟
نصيحة 1: حط معتقداتك الدينية بالتلاجة اذا حابب تقرأ هالرواية
وألا رح تتعب كتير والافضل ما تقرأها.
نصيحة2: انتظر ترجمة عربية تانية للرواية او اقرأها بالانكليزية لأن الترجمة العربية الحالية كارثيّة.
What is great literature but to absolutely despise so many things about a book overall, character development, plot construction, and even so living in the constant realization that in front of your eyes lies the work of a genius? I started this book the way I start every book written by Saramago; expecting to see hatred, bitterness, the wrong amount of pretentious, and every time I come back to his works for sheer amusement.
Above all, the truth is that Saramago does to the reader what any read
Let's face it, I'm infatuated by the writing of José Saramago, and will continue to read the few novels he wrote that I have not yet had the chance to. Granted, his style takes some getting used to, with the paragraph long sentences, liberal use of commas, and complete lack of conventional standards for dialogue.

The book is certainly blasphemous from a purely theological standpoint, as Saramago was an atheist, but make no mistake; this is a towering work of literature. The characters are fleshed
"Ti mancano gli uomini, Infatti, mi mancano, ed è proprio perché essi vengano a me che tu sarai crocifisso."

Devo confessarlo subito: è stata una lettura lenta, faticosa, cercata e poi allontanata, e per gran parte del romanzo ero certo non sarei andato oltre le quattro stellette. Quella di Saramago è una scrittura densa, vischiosa, le parole e le immagini e i dialoghi sono tutti ammassati, ed è facile perdere la concentrazione, distrarsi un attimo, saltare accidentalmente un rigo, e poi si è cos
Saramago, Jose. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS CHRIST. (1991). ****. Although this is an apparently very accessible novel, it is multilayered in its construction. The story, obviously, is the telling of the Jesus saga from his conception to his crucifixion, but with many of the missing parts filled in with extracts from other historical facts and myths – all juggled together to provide a coherent plot. In the first chapter of the book, Saramago starts out with his impression of a painting of the ...more
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José de Sousa Saramago (pronounced [ʒuˈzɛ sɐɾɐˈmagu]) was a Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, playwright and journalist. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party.
His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize fo
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