Philip Oakeshott Discusses Relation Between Gospel of John, Ancient Dramatic Works in New Book

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Author imagines ‘Jesus on Stage’ within study of John’s Gospel writings.

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In his new book “Jesus on Stage: John’s Gospel and Greek Tragedy ” (published by AuthorHouse UK), author Philip Oakeshott argues that the Gospel of John is, in its present form, an ancient historical novel and that the evangelist’s first draft was his own version of a Greek play.

Oakeshott believes that John’s Gospel is not well understood in its present form. For this reason, he decided to write a book detailing his hypothesis that John wrote his Gospel not as a proclamation of his beliefs as a disciple of Jesus, but as a tragic Greek play expressing John’s own theatrical and dramatic personality.

Oakeshott says people can have a clearer picture of Jesus if they understand and consider John’s Gospel as inspired fiction. The book goes into detail about John’s writings and their relation to historical Grecian speeches, philosophical writings and stage plays.

Readers can expect to find correlations between the writings of John and the musings of Sophocles, the choruses of various plays and much more within “Jesus on Stage.”

“Jesus on Stage”
By Philip Oakeshott
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 154 pages | ISBN 9781496999313
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 154 pages | ISBN 9781496999306
E-Book | 154 pages | ISBN 9781496999252
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Philip Oakeshott attended Christ’s College in Cambridge, England, where he studied modern and medieval languages. During a gap year on the shop floor of a Sheffield steelworks company, he altered course into teaching, starting at an East End grammar school and ending as head of a large and successful Hampshire comprehensive school. Upon retirement he returned to the serious study of the gospels, while continuing to serve as a Quaker chaplain at Parkhurst and Albany prisons. He wrote “The Man that Peter Knew” and “Jesus on Stage.”

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