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Publisher Comments:

The Story of B combines Daniel Quinn's provocative and visionary ideas with a masterfully plotted story of adventure and suspense in this stunning, resonant novel that is sure to stay with readers long after they have finished the last page. Father Jared Osborne--bound by a centuries-old mandate held by his order to know before all others that the Antichrist is among us--is sent to Europe on a mission to find a peripatetic preacher whose radical message is attracting a growing circle of followers. The target of Osborne's investigation is an American known only as B. He isn't teaching New Age platitudes or building a fanatical following; instead, he is quietly uncovering the hidden history of our planet, redefining the fall of man, and retracing a path of human spirituality that extends millions of years into the past. From the beginning, Fr. Osborne is stunned, outraged, and awed by the simplicity and profundity of B's teachings. Is B merely a heretic--or is he the Antichrist sent to seduce humanity not with wickedness, but with ideas more alluring than those of traditional religion? With surprising twists and fascinating characters, The Story of B answers this question as it sends readers on an intellectual journey that will forever change the way they view spirituality, human history, and, indeed, the state of our present world.

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Jared Osborne, a Laurentians priest, investigates an itinerant preacher of unusual power and penetrates his inner circle, where he becomes an anguished collaborator in the dismantling of his own beliefs

Synopsis:

A young American priest is sent to Europe to investigate an itinerant preacher considered to be Antichrist, only to be converted by him. He finds nothing anti about the preacher, everything he says makes sense to him, including animism as the solution to such ills as overpopulation and environmental damage. By the

About the Author

Daniel Quinn's first book, Ishmael, won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, a prize for fiction presenting creative and positive solutions to global problems.He is also the author of Providence, The Story of B, and My Ishmael.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307575234
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Quinn, Daniel
Author:
Daniel Quinn
Author:
of Ismahel.
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Antichrist
Subject:
Priests
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Religious fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Religion Western-Religious Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19971103
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
325

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"Synopsis" by , Jared Osborne, a Laurentians priest, investigates an itinerant preacher of unusual power and penetrates his inner circle, where he becomes an anguished collaborator in the dismantling of his own beliefs
"Synopsis" by , A young American priest is sent to Europe to investigate an itinerant preacher considered to be Antichrist, only to be converted by him. He finds nothing anti about the preacher, everything he says makes sense to him, including animism as the solution to such ills as overpopulation and environmental damage. By the
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