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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 883 ananda 01-Mar-04 22:44
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 197 Briffits 01-Mar-04 23:52
A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 193 ananda 02-Mar-04 01:58
Re: A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 174 Briffits 02-Mar-04 08:54
Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 199 ananda 02-Mar-04 13:24
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 181 javier 02-Mar-04 17:46
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 216 ananda 02-Mar-04 20:29
Lund is in Sweden, /t 976 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 193 ananda 02-Mar-04 21:47
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 256 Briffits 02-Mar-04 22:09
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 194 javier 03-Mar-04 12:04
Lund is in Sweden, n/t 166 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 184 Melusine 04-Mar-04 02:04
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 171 timewaster 04-Mar-04 03:29
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 178 ananda 04-Mar-04 12:52
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 186 Bent 04-Mar-04 16:43
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 159 ananda 04-Mar-04 17:03
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 182 Bent 04-Mar-04 17:14
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 214 ananda 04-Mar-04 18:09
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 314 Bent 04-Mar-04 18:22


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