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Crucified Under Pontius Pilate

by:
George LeMaitre, MD F.A.C.S. (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-1615-8 ©2003
Price: $19.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 423 pages
Category/Subject: RELIGION / Christianity / General

Who was responsible for the most heinous crime in history, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ?

Abstract:
Who was responsible for the most heinous crime in history, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ?

The Jews? The temple priests, jealous of his popularity? Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of Judea, fearing Jesus’ claim that he was a king?

Crucified Under Pontius Pilate seeks an answer. Pilate’s story, as recounted in the memoirs of his beloved wife, Claudia Procula, is one of guilt and responsibility. It is the story of a cold war between two Empires, of a nation dominated by Rome, of two people married fifty years.

Pilatus and Claudia are “everyman and every woman.” Their lives, their trials, their hopes have been repeated down through the centuries.

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Customer Reviews

  Claudia's Memoirs of her husband Pontius Pilate , 11/24/2003
Reviewer: george LeMaitre
This is a review appearing in Amazon.com and written by Ms. Killgore. I wish to reproduce it here. Thanks, G Lemaitre -------------------------------------------------------------- Review appearing in Amazon.com Pilate stands against the panorama of history as a spot of gray; not quite a villain, but certainly no hero. He has been portrayed as a tyrant by some, a man caught in the middle by others, and declared a saint in a few circles. The truth is most likely a mixture of the three, as proposed in this novel. Beginning several years after the Resurrection, the story is told by Claudia, Pilate's wife who is said to have warned him not to sentence Christ to death. By now, the couple has returned to Rome and is witnessing the beginnings of the mysterious religious movement called Christianity. At first, it means little to them, but as time passes, curiousity grows, until Pilate is driven to return to Judea and try to reconstruct the life of Jesus, whom he bareely recalls. There he meets the original disciples and those who now follow. As he begins to remember and learn, both Pilate and Claudia are transformed. *** Much has been written of late of the early church. While this novel will doubtlessly play to a smaller audience than a more popular book, it is superior in its portrayal of the men and women who followed Christ at the outset. Most notably, the author has shown clearly how Jesus can change the lives of those He touches, no matter how far they have fallen. *** Reviewed by Amanda Killgore

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  A Scholarly View of the Crucifixion , 12/25/2003
Reviewer: Rabbi Andre Ungar
I have read Dr. LeMaitre’s manuscript. I am neither a literary critic nor a professional historian, so I am in no position to appraise its prospects of publication, or its full factual accuracy on all details. But I did find it an amazing and most enriching work. The author, obviously, is a man of vast classical learning who has researched the place and period profoundly. He does succeed in bringing to life some very unique personalities and environments. One might quibble about some very minor details, yet his overall command of that segment of Jewish, Roman and Greek realities is truly breathtaking. And I was moved by his splendidly open-minded and empathetic approach to a most controversial subject. Quite clearly, his perspective is a Christian one (though at times a bit unorthodox). But his ability to recreate Jewish attitudes, feelings, fears, loyalties is indeed admirable. There is a generosity of spirit in evidence on every page ---- and I am touched by it, and very thankful for it. I do sincerely hope that the work will gain the recognition it so richly deserves. Again I salute the author. . . .

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