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Hi everyone --

I've done some reading on Borges' great story, "Three Versions of Judas."

This is meta-realistic fiction at its best. (There really was a Basilides who represented a version of Gnostic thinking in second century Alexandria; but we know him only through secondary sources which offer conflicting reports of the theology he taught. Wow.)

My question is this. In the story, the character who presents the versions of Judas is Nils Runeberg, a turn of the century scholar. What kind of person is Nils Runeberg? That name is most intriguing... parse it out: nil, rune, berg....

How does the speaker want us to think about Runeberg, that part of the gospel, and the truth that Christianity has to offer?

ananda

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Borges on Jesus and Judas 1143 ananda 01-Mar-04 22:44
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 270 Briffits 01-Mar-04 23:52
A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 265 ananda 02-Mar-04 01:58
Re: A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 244 Briffits 02-Mar-04 08:54
Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 282 ananda 02-Mar-04 13:24
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 257 javier 02-Mar-04 17:46
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 289 ananda 02-Mar-04 20:29
Lund is in Sweden, /t 1122 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 269 ananda 02-Mar-04 21:47
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 334 Briffits 02-Mar-04 22:09
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 271 javier 03-Mar-04 12:04
Lund is in Sweden, n/t 230 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 281 Melusine 04-Mar-04 02:04
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 248 timewaster 04-Mar-04 03:29
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 262 ananda 04-Mar-04 12:52
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 260 Bent 04-Mar-04 16:43
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 236 ananda 04-Mar-04 17:03
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 258 Bent 04-Mar-04 17:14
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 295 ananda 04-Mar-04 18:09
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 453 Bent 04-Mar-04 18:22


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