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Behold the Man

Certain people might find it offensive because it undermines the sanctity of Jesus Christ, and tangles that story up in a lot of sexual and mental health hangups. Let’s even call them apostles….

I’m sure this was all very shocking back in the 60s when this behlld published. I’m not sure if I would recommend this to anyone with deep religious feelings but, for anyone else, it’s a must-read. Glogauer gets involved and tries to “stage manage” the biblical story and ends being crucified You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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He accidently recreates all the events that Jesus did baptism by John, etc. Nichols’ thoughts on writing, creativity and life.


It’s the 60s, man, a time of beatnik philosophy. Karl Glogauer takes up the role of Jesus in the Gospels.

Having the time traveller in this story fuck an adulterous Mary while her disabled son Jesus looks on is the kind of moorcoco that only a moody fourteen year old could mistake for depth, especially if the text is peppered with quotes from Milton and the Bible and anguished “‘Why do I destroy everything I love?

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Behold the Man is a very memorable story and worth a read, although the particularly religious minded should read with caution. This is a very cleaver story about a guy who goes back in time to find Jesus. A demographic study carried out by the Behodl Research Center estimated that there were a total of 2.

Here’s another way of putting it: A Canticle for Leibowitz. If you don’t mind Moorcock playing with basics of Christianity, then you might well find it interesting. He has studied all about Jesus and knows Aramaic.

Every stereotypical anti-Christian trope is present. It still prompts some polarizing reactions on sites like Goodreads. Karl is lost, has spent his life trying to find out something, who he is, what he believes, and it this dissatisfaction that leads him to take this journey. Karl GlogauerJesus. Retrieved 24 May In an obscure sci-fi mag in the mids, however, Moorcock was somewhat ensconced.


Landing amongts a group of Essennes and meeting John the Baptist, he eventually finds his way to Nazarene to meet the carpenter—the man Jesus. Good use of SF to explore issues of faith, religion and personal discovery. His time capsule breaks of course so he can’t return to present time. EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September You can guess what happens then. The White Hotel Tiptree, Jr. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth since Behold the Man covers pretty much the same area except as speculative fiction. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.