“Never in my life have I feared death as much as I feared that resurrection”: Rare First Greek Edition of The Last Temptation of Christ

  • The Last Temptation of Christ (First Edition in Greek).

The Last Temptation of Christ (First Edition in Greek).

$1,500.00

Item Number: 20035

Athena: Thiphros, 1955.

First edition in Greek, preceding the English translation. Octavo, original wrappers. In near fine condition.

Hailed as a masterpiece by critics worldwide, The Last Temptation of Christ is a monumental reinterpretation of the Gospels that brilliantly fleshes out Christ’s Passion. This literary rendering of the life of Jesus Christ has courted controversy since its publication by depicting a Christ far more human than the one seen in the Bible. He is a figure who is gloriously divine but earthy and human, a man like any other—subject to fear, doubt, and pain. “A searing, soaring, shocking novel: (Time).

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