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On The Third Day

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An intellectual thriller putting forth the supposition that Christ did not rise from the dead. It questions what effect this revelation would have on the individual believer, on the Church as a whole and on the political stability of the world. Read has also written "A Season in the West".
Paperback, 282 pages
Published 1991 by Mandarin (first published 1990)
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Kristen
Nov 05, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it
Piers Paul Read is very Catholic, very conservative, and this book is perfect for that audience. It's an intellectual, theological thriller, set in London and Jerusalem. It begins with archaeologists discovering the bones of Jesus in Jerusalem, and then moves to the crises of faith resulting from that - or was it a hoax?
It's also the love story between the nonobservant daughter of the Jewish archaeologist who discovered the bones, and - well. That would give too much of the plot away.
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About an Israeli archaeologist who finds a body that may be that of Jesus. What next for all the Christians of the world? He calls a friend, an archaeologist who is also a monk. The monk is then found hanging in his cell. So far, a fascinating foundation for all kinds of questions, but a bit shaky as far as believable plotline...and then it turns into a political thriller. Actually very interesting if somewhat formulaic.
Robb
Dec 19, 2015 Robb rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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The story was character driven. I didn't like any of the characters.
Peter Burton
Jun 17, 2014 Peter Burton rated it really liked it
Well worth a read .Interesting,supplying lots of biblical scholarship and Middle East information.Plot built up better than the resolution but still quite a satisfying read.An intellectual thriller.
Cris
May 01, 2011 Cris marked it as to-read
Not a novel but a piece of journalism.....
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British novelist and non-fiction writer. Educated at the Benedictines' Ampleforth College, and subsequently entered St John's College, University of Cambridge where he received his BA and MA (history). Artist-in-Residence at the Ford Foundation in Berlin (1963-4), Harkness Fellow, Commonwealth Fund, New York (1967-8), member of the Council of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (1971-5), member of ...more
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