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The Wife of Pilate
Gertrud von le Fort
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The Wife of Pilate

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63 pages
Published 1957
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Dhanaraj Rajan
Nov 16, 2015 Dhanaraj Rajan rated it really liked it
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It is a wonderful spiritual discourse explained in the form of a short story.

The themes are:

1. Justice of God vs Mercy of Christ.
2. Healing of Guilt by Compassion.
3. True Christian Life = Compassion.
4. Compassion = Giving one's life for the salvation of the other.

Outline of the Story:

Pontius Pilate is gives in to the demands of Jews and hands over the innocent One to be crucified. His wife Claudia is not for it for she was previously warned of such crime in the dream.
Feb 23, 2010 Dominik rated it it was amazing
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Gertrud von Le Fort was a German writer of novels, poems, and essays. She came from a Protestant background, but converted to Catholicism in 1926. Most of Gertrud's writings come after this conversion. In 1952 she won the Gottfried-Keller-Preis award.

Her novella Die Letzte am Schafott (The Last on the Scaffold) was the original basis for the opera Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc. Sh
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