Judas by Susan Gubar
A Biography

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"Judas is a dark journey through the murderousness of Christian Anti-Semitism, culminating in the mass slaughter of more than a and their associated European butchers. Lucid, study is close to definitive on the fictive figure of Judas."—Harold Bloom

 

About Susan Gubar

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Susan Gubar is the coauthor of The Madwoman in the Attic, a foundational work of feminist criticism, and the coeditor of The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
 
Published January 31, 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company. 453 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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There are only 22 references to Judas Iscariot in the New Testament, notes Gubar (English and Women’s Studies/Indiana Univ.;

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A rich account of the ways — many grim and nauseating — that the Christian imagination has vented its wrath on the disciple who betrayed Jesus.

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Gubar (Poetry After Auschwitz ), Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University, has done a magnificent job of collecting and analyzing the scriptural accounts of Judas's life and lore, combining them with 2,000 years of the church's constant reimagining of the Judas story.

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The Aryanisation of Jesus by Nazi clerics was the culmination of centuries of tendentious calumny in which Judas doubled with the Wandering Jew as the emblematic scoundrel.

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Although Gubar here connects various depictions to the work of modern biblical scholars, she does not show how these scholars are arguing from (re-) interpretations of ancient evidence, which bolsters her own argument for the evolving of Judas, but she fails to see that these depictions are not c...

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Englewood Review of Books

Susan Gubar’s Judas: A Biography is far from a typical biography;

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