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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 819 ananda 01-Mar-04 22:44
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 182 Briffits 01-Mar-04 23:52
A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 179 ananda 02-Mar-04 01:58
Re: A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 154 Briffits 02-Mar-04 08:54
Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 169 ananda 02-Mar-04 13:24
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 158 javier 02-Mar-04 17:46
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 203 ananda 02-Mar-04 20:29
Lund is in Sweden, /t 948 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 179 ananda 02-Mar-04 21:47
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 242 Briffits 02-Mar-04 22:09
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 180 javier 03-Mar-04 12:04
Lund is in Sweden, n/t 150 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 163 Melusine 04-Mar-04 02:04
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 157 timewaster 04-Mar-04 03:29
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 161 ananda 04-Mar-04 12:52
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 171 Bent 04-Mar-04 16:43
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 141 ananda 04-Mar-04 17:03
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 165 Bent 04-Mar-04 17:14
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 201 ananda 04-Mar-04 18:09
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 259 Bent 04-Mar-04 18:22


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