Dr. Bruno Thibault: Un Jésus postmoderne: Les recritures romanesques contemporaines del Évangiles
Dr. Bruno Thibault, Un Jésus postmoderne: Les recritures romanesques contemporaines del Évangiles. ( Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2017). Un Jésus postmoderne offers a discussion of some forty contemporary French novels depicting the life of Jesus within the framework of today’s debate on fundamentalism and secularism. Focusing on the interplay of narrative viewpoints and (anti)theological perspectives, this study scrutinizes the postmodern representation of Jesus for contemporary readers. Drawing on Marcel Gauchet and Julia Kristeva, as well as René Girard’s ‘scapegoat theory’, among many others, this study examines Jesus as a ‘problematic hero’ and a ‘conceptual character’ on the threshold of the new millennium. It shows how these novels reflect recent advances in biblical exegesis, religious anthropology, psychoanalysis and theology.