Many hands have wrung recently over an apparent dearth of writers of faith in the world of letters. While that charge is disputable, it is certainly not disputable that Jesus has been getting a lot of literary attention in recent months. An article in the Guardian aggregates these additions to the long history of fictional riffing on the life of Christ. One of the novels mentioned, Colm Tóibín’s The Testament of Mary, is on this year’s shortlist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.
ELSEWHERE: Jesus is having a moment in literary fiction
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Martyn Jones is a Chicago-area writer with abiding interests in phenomenology, reformed theology, and contemporary fiction. Since graduating from Wheaton College in 2010, he has worked for Apple, written for Groupon, and received his M.A. in philosophy from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. Marty writes sporadically for supercurriculum.blogspot.com, and you can follow him on Twitter: @martynwendell.