Item description for A Personal Jesus by Upton Sinclair...
A "Personal Jesus" takes the life of Jesus as Upton Sinclair imagines him to be. Sinclair breaks up this novel into 3 sections- youth, mission and spirit. Again, he delves into religon and leaves his usual path of politics - but are not religions - Christianity, Judism and Islam political? A good question throughout history and especially in our modern times. As Sinclair says in the preface "the story of Jesus cannot be told without controversy, for controversy is the very essence of it". As a reviewer said, "Sinclair was a giant and this novel comes close to who Jesus was as a person than any scholarly account. And this is the magic of Sinclair". Religous believers and political activist should read this novel to get a glimpse of where Sinclair is coming from. A Collector's Edition.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 5.59" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date Jul 15, 2007
Publisher Synergy International of the Americas, Ltd
ISBN 1934568171 ISBN13 9781934568170
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More About Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was born in Baltimore and began writing dime novels to pay his way through the College of the City of New York. While doing graduate work at Columbia University, he wrote six novels, including King Midas (1901), The Journal of Arthur Stirling (1903), and Manassas (1904). His masterwork, The Jungle (1906), aided the passage of pure food laws and won him wide acclaim. Active throughout his life in socialist causes, he invested the money he made from The Jungle in a Utopian experiment, the Helicon Hall Colony in Englewood, New Jersey. In 1915, he moved to California, where he ran unsuccessfully for public office and waged an antipoverty campaign. Among his later works was Dragon's Teeth (1942), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize.
Upton Sinclair was born in 1878 and died in 1968.
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Personal Jesus?
Excellent story telling Jun 21, 2007
Upton Sinclair was a giant. For more than 50 years his works of fiction and "faction" covered the American landscape, from The Jungle to Oil to Boston etc. In A Personal Jesus Sinclair takes his enormous talents and applies them to the story of Jesus. This is Sinclair's novel about the life of Jesus as he imagines him to be. It is not an historical or a scholarly account, and students of biblical studies will find some notable errors herein.
There is a lot of interesting material here about the Sleb and the Essenes, and it's Sinclair's thesis that Jesus was a member of both. The book is a bit dated with regard to some of the Essene material, since it was written in 1952. But it may come closer to who Jesus was as a person than any scholarly account. And that is Sinclair's magic.