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Ο Χριστός ξανασταυρώνεται Free download Ö 105 ↠ ➫ Ο Χριστός ξανασταυρώνεται Read ➳ Author Nikos Kazantzakis – Horticulturetrader.co.uk The inhabitants of a Greek village ruled by the Turks plan to enact the life of Christ in a mystery play but areThe inhabitants of a Greek village ruled by the Turks plan to enact the life of Christ in a mystery play. I read this book while in college than a decade ago and I don't remember the details of the plot I do remember though how much I loved it and how much it affected me I remember sobbing at 4 am at night while reading Manolios's confession feeling the suffering he was going through It is definitely one of my favorite books of all timesI won't do the story justice right now but if I had to summarize it the way I think of it I would say it's about the struggle of the man every man to become a better person and fight his selfishness his darker self It's about the struggle against your personal interest and comfort in order to provide help to fellow humans that are in need It's about being able to feel compassion It's about reminding us how easy it is to shut our eyes turn our heads away and allow for tragic events to happen

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F their plundered homes arrive asking for protection and suddenly the drama of the Passion becomes reali. I struggle to find the proper words to describe what reading this book did to me It was almost a spiritual experience It moved me to tears made me uestion all my ideas about religion its place in society morality justice Reading Kazantzakis proved to be much uplifting than reading the Bible or other sacrimonious canonical texts because belief in Kazantzakis is something real raw human He adds to belief that element of eternal struggle that the Church would not admit but we all feel the we want to believe the harder it gets especially when all the evidence seems to point in the opposite direction This was the implicit message of the novel for me In the last pages the refugee priest Fotis has a dream of himself chasing a holy golden bird for millenia never reaching it never giving up That is all of us trying to chase God trying to make him come alive but never uite managing The explicit message was a warning about the dire conseuences of what happens when you almost succeed in bringing God back into society it breaks down Personally I always thought that the actual Christian teachings are revolutionary They were born of a society under duress who had to put up with both a foreign invander and a corrupt complicit elite They are violently anti capitalist almost communist in fact the characters that were attempting to turn faith into action in the novel were accussed of being Bolsheviks They ask people to go against all their most deep rooted instincts including self preservation romantic love or familial attachment The most important Christian values were always faith and charity enough faith to follow God's law without uestioning it and enough charity to give everything you have to those in need Try to apply these rigorously to any human society and watch the chaos unfold People will be angry to the point of hysteria they will call you crazy they will hate you and do whatever it takes to silence you possibly forever And this is essentially what happened in Lycovrissi the Greek village in Kazantzakis' novel A group of people are chosen to represent Christ the Apostles Peter John James and Judas and Mary Magdalene for a Passion Play that takes place in the village every 7 years With the exception of Manolios the would be Christ none of them take this very seriously but the roles end up coming alive and overtaking their lives They struggle with faith with love love of God vs romanticfamilial love and with temptation and come out of it not only as better people but also as revolutionaries When a group of refugees comes to their village only to be driven out in disgust by the village elders the would be Christ and his band strive to help them This brings them to an open conflict with the village elders a conflict that will eventually end in blood being spilled In this conflict some unassigned roles of the Passion Play make themselves obvious the local priest Grigoris plays the role of the establishment that killed Jesus and the Turkish overlord the Agha becomes Pontius Pilate What is incredible is that as they descend further and further into chaos none of them seem to realize that they really brought the Bible to life view spoilerThis differs from the Bible in one key aspect however the Resurrection the ultimate proof of God's existence There is no Resurrection here no miracle although a few apparent miracles do happen in the novel beforehand We see no proof that faith has served Manolios and his band in any way as they all finish the novel either dead or much worse off than they were at the start The novel builds up an incredible amount of religious enthusiasm only to frustrate it at the end It's like Kazantzakis asks whether we believe humans can find God in their lifetimes and appears to be answering 'yes' before he closes the novel in our face with a resounding 'no' There's a bittersweet uality to it a philosophical resignation this is what it means to be human To believe to raise yourself to impossible heights on that belief even but to never be sure to never have proof Chasing God remains now and forever our curse hide spoiler

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