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The Robe

Douglas, Lloyd C. (Book - 1999 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Christ's robe has a strange effect on the pagan soldier who wins it in a dice game after the Crucifixion
Authors: Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951
Title: The robe
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
Characteristics: xi, 508 p. ; 21 cm
Notes: "A Mariner book."
Summary: Christ's robe has a strange effect on the pagan soldier who wins it in a dice game after the Crucifixion
ISBN: 0395957753
Branch Call Number: 813.5200
Statement of Responsibility: Lloyd C. Douglas ; with an introduction by Andrew M. Greeley
Indexed In: F9C
FC13
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PWRE
SP9S
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Subject Headings: Tiberius, Emperor of Rome, 42 B.C.-37 A.D. Fiction Caligula, Emperor of Rome, 12-41 Fiction Jesus Christ Fiction Soldiers Rome Fiction Holy Coat Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Christian fiction
Topical Term: Soldiers
Holy Coat
LCCN: 99020072
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May 21, 2012
  • crankylibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The source for the overblown biblical movie, yet the book is far more thoughtful and nuanced. Marcellus, the Roman tribune tasked with executing Jesus, resembles a modern day intellectual cynic. As he traverses Palestine, trying to find a "rational" explanation for what has occurred, his encounters with the followers of Jesus lead to his spiritual awakening.

A must-read. Captivating, inspiring, fast-paced and creative, this novel takes full advantage of the dramatic and psychological power of the subject matter. The character of Demetrius is particularly fascinating. The story may not be 100% accurate on biblical/historical details, but the powerful exploration of character and setting makes The Robe a classic.

Oct 31, 2008
  • Wendy Nadine Wright rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best book I've ever read. I've heard that Shogun is on par with this wonderful tale.

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