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* JesusWasWayCool

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* JesusWasWayCool JesusWasWayCool: It's just too bad about how the hype took over...



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Christ]]

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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Christ]][[spoiler:Christ]]


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* Literature/TheBible - A retelling of part of it.



* Literature/TheBible - A retelling of part of it.

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* CorruptChurch / SaintlyChurch: Both are presented as visions for the future that Christ will be responsible for, with the implication being that both versions will have some truth to them.


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* HumansAreFlawed: The Stranger claims that this is the reason why Jesus' teachings will never work.
-->'''The Stranger:''' People are capable of great things, but only when great circumstances call on them. They canít live at that pitch all the time, and most circumstances are not great. In daily life people are tempted by comfort and peace; they are a little lazy, a little greedy, a little cowardly, a little lustful, a little vain, a little irritable, a little envious.


* NeverTrustATitle: The character's motivations are nowhere near as black-and-white as the title suggests. "The ineffectual idealist Jesus and the reluctant pragmatic Christ" would have been an equally valid title.

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* NeverTrustATitle: The character's characters' motivations are nowhere near as black-and-white as the title suggests. "The [[StupidGood ineffectual idealist idealist]] Jesus and the [[KnightInSourArmor reluctant pragmatic pragmatic]] Christ" would have been an equally valid title.


''The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ'' is a 2010 novel by Creator/PhilipPullman. It tells the story of {{Jesus}} as if he were two people, "Jesus" and "Christ", with contrasting personalities; Jesus being a moral and godly man, and his brother Christ a calculating figure who wishes to use Jesus' legacy to found a powerful Church.

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''The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ'' is a 2010 novel by Creator/PhilipPullman. It tells the story of {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} as if he were two people, "Jesus" and "Christ", with contrasting personalities; Jesus being a moral and godly man, and his brother Christ a calculating figure who wishes to use Jesus' legacy to found a powerful Church.


** Also used straight. Was Jesus a righteous man whose teachings and sacrifice were perverted by Christ's cowardice and cynicism? Or was Jesus a stubborn curmudgeon demanding the impossible, and Christ his unappreciated PoisonousFriend who made sure some practical good came from his life? The ending implies that even Christ himself isn't sure.



* NeverTrustATitle: The character's motivations are nowhere near as black-and-white as the title suggests.

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* NeverTrustATitle: The character's motivations are nowhere near as black-and-white as the title suggests. "The ineffectual idealist Jesus and the reluctant pragmatic Christ" would have been an equally valid title.


* RealitySubtext - Obviously, the beginning of Christianity, but there is particularly poignant and topical prediction by [[spoiler:Jesus]] of child abuse being covered up when done by priests.


DecompositeCharacter: Jesus and Christ.

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* DecompositeCharacter: Jesus and Christ.

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DecompositeCharacter: Jesus and Christ.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Mary gave her second son a common name (which is never revealed), but always called him Christ (Greek for Messiah), which is also the name used in narration.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Christ]] gets a massive dose of this at the end.


* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation - [[invoked]] Of both Jesus and Christ.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation - [[invoked]] Of both Presents two interpretations of Jesus and Christ.Christ side-by-side as if they coexisted.


''The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ'' is a 2010 novel by PhilipPullman. It tells the story of {{Jesus}} as if he were two people, "Jesus" and "Christ", with contrasting personalities; Jesus being a moral and godly man, and his brother Christ a calculating figure who wishes to use Jesus' legacy to found a powerful Church.

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''The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ'' is a 2010 novel by PhilipPullman.Creator/PhilipPullman. It tells the story of {{Jesus}} as if he were two people, "Jesus" and "Christ", with contrasting personalities; Jesus being a moral and godly man, and his brother Christ a calculating figure who wishes to use Jesus' legacy to found a powerful Church.

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''The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ'' is a 2010 novel by PhilipPullman. It tells the story of {{Jesus}} as if he were two people, "Jesus" and "Christ", with contrasting personalities; Jesus being a moral and godly man, and his brother Christ a calculating figure who wishes to use Jesus' legacy to found a powerful Church.
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation - [[invoked]] Of both Jesus and Christ.
* Literature/TheBible - A retelling of part of it.
* DownerEnding - [[spoiler: Christ got his powerful church but the things he had to do to create it and the manner in which he sugar-coated Jesus' life in his texts and all that entails for everything leave him a bitter man]]
* FanFiction - Sort of.
* JesusWasWayCool
* TheManBehindTheMan - [[spoiler: The Stranger/Angel to Christ.]]
* NeverTrustATitle: The character's motivations are nowhere near as black-and-white as the title suggests.
* RealitySubtext - Obviously, the beginning of Christianity, but there is particularly poignant and topical prediction by [[spoiler:Jesus]] of child abuse being covered up when done by priests.
* TwinSwitch
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Christ]]
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