Gospel Of Corax by Paul Park

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Written as an apocryphal gospel, a historical novel traces Christ's journey to Tibet and his contact with Eastern religions, led by a refugee, homosexual slave named Corax who precipitates Jesus's banishment from Palestine.
 

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Paul Park has taught at Williams College and Johns Hopkins University.
 
Published June 1, 1996 by Soho Press. 386 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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What's more likely to rub some readers raw, though--besides Park's earthy depiction of Jesus--is the novel's claim of Eastern influence on Jesus' teaching (a claim not new with Park, but one with little evidentiary back-up), and its implied favoring of Buddhism over biblical religion.

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A gay criminal sidekick of Jesus supplies an apocryphal gospel of ""great verve and provocativeness,"" said PW.

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