Religion Booknotes

Christ the Lord
Out of Egypt
Anne Rice
Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95, 322 pp.

In his classic work Mimesis, Erich Auerbach observed that the narrative of the Bible is all foreground; it is left to the human imagination to fill in the background. This is certainly true of the gospel portrait of Jesus.

For two thousand...

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About the Author

Lawrence Cunningham is John O'Brien professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame.