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The Testament of Theophilus: A Novel of Christ and Caesar

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The Apostle Luke addressed both his gospel and the book of Acts to an unknown individual named Theophilus. Wibberley imagines that Theophilus is a Roman grain merchant and builds a historical tale around this person that provides fascinating insights into the lives of Christ and his Apostles as well as the Roman Empire in which they lived.

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Hardcover, 335 pages
Published 1972 by William Morrow & Company
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The story of Theophilus, a Greek who sees an apparition of Jesus not long after the Crucifixion. This brings him ever closer to the new faith and its teachings of universal brotherly love and heaven, much to the clash of his very worldly commercial upbringing.

A strange novel where Theophilus never quite gives way to what we would expect him to - nascent Christianity. Reluctant towards the end, but willing to give this new Son of God the benefit of the doubt, it makes Theophilus more than your av
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