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The Gospel Of Judas
by Simon Mawer
Leo is a Roman Catholic priest, with doubt lurking in the shadows of his mind and love for a married woman threatening the very fabric of his vocation. The present has its roots in the past, with Leo's story mirrored by the tragic account of his mother's affair amidst the wartime ruins of Rome.
Amongst the ancient papyri of the Dead Sea, a remarkable scroll is discovered. Written in the first century AD, it purports to be the true account of the life of Jesus, as told by Youdas the sicarios - Judas Iscariot. If authentic, it will be one of the most incendiary documents in the history of humankind. The task of proving - or disproving - its validity falls to Father Leo Newman, one of the world's leading experts in Koine, the demotic Greek of the Roman Empire, and a man the newspapers like to call a 'renegade priest'. But as Leo absorbs himself in Judas' testimony, the stories of his own life haunt him. The story of his forbidden yet irresistible love for a married woman. The story of his mother's passionate and tragic affair amidst the war-time ruins of Rome. They are stories of love and betrayal that may threaten his faith just as deeply as the Gospel of Judas. The dramatic narrative spans from the Europe of the Second World War to Jerusalem two thousand years after Jesus' birth,
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Simon Mawer was born in 1948 in England, and spent his childhood there, in Cyprus and in Malta. He now lives with his wife and two children in Italy, and teaches at the English School in Rome.
The Gospel Of Judas by Simon Mawer
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