The Robe

Douglas, Lloyd C. (Book - 1999)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Robe
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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
Summary: Christ's robe has a strange effect on the pagan soldier who wins it in a dice game after the Crucifixion.
ISBN: 9780395957752
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dou
Statement of Responsibility: Lloyd C. Douglas ; with an introduction by Andrew M. Greeley
Subject Headings: Rome History Fiction Palestine History Fiction Soldiers Rome Fiction Jesus Christ Fiction Caligula, Emperor of Rome, 12-41 Fiction Tiberius, Emperor of Rome, 42 B.C.-37 A.D. Fiction
Genre/Form: Christian fiction
Historical fiction
Topical Term: Soldiers
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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