“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).

$8,500.00

Item Number: 5748

Athena: Thiphros, 1955.

First edition in Greek, preceding the English translation. Octavo, bound in green cloth. Signed by Nikos Kazantzakis. In near fine condition. First editions of The Last Temptation of Christ are rare.

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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