Greek Passion

Greek Passion

by Nikos Kazantzakis

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Greek Passion by Nikos Kazantzakis

Like his The Last Temptation of Christ, literary master Nikos Kazantzakis’s The Greek Passion is a daring exploration of the pitfalls of a religion as it is practiced by its all-too-human followers. The tiny Greek village of Lycovrisi is planning its annual Passion play when its customary tranquility is ruptured by the arrival of a group of starved refugees from a village destroyed by the Turks. The refugees, led by a righteous priest named Father Fotis, beg for assistance from the villagers of Lycovrisi, but are turned away by the domineering village elders, who each have their particular reasons for refusing to help. As tensions grow among the villagers of Lycovrisi, their elders, and the outsiders, each person in turn will be forced to reckon with his sins and seek his own path to salvation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476706849
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 413
Sales rank: 931,800
File size: 910 KB

About the Author

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Crete in 1883. He studied literature and art in Germany and Italy, philosophy under Henri Bergson in Paris and received his law degree from the University of Athens. The Greek Minster of Education in 1945, Kazantzakis was also a dramatist, translator, poet, and travel writer. Among his most famous works are, The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Saviors of God.  He died in October 1957.

Table of Contents

The Characters in This Bookxi
Wanted: a Judas1
Men Hunted by Men30
Saints and Robbers66
The Fight with the Ram108
The Demon and the Mask of Christ141
Death of the Captain180
God Is a Potter; He Works in Mud205
Murder in the Village238
The Sacrifice265
The Rising Path292
The Chariot of Fire318
The Priest's Curse357
The Muscovite382
You Killed Him--You404
Initial Skirmish433
Barefooted Journey457
But the Flesh...485
The Wolves Do Their Own Hunting500
The Savage Face of Christ519
No Other Way537
In Vain, My Christ, In Vain555

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Comes in and drops her pack on a chest at the foot of the bed.. Hangs her weapons and plops onto the bunk with a sigh.
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Not really to me u have to read the books lol
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