The Last Temptation of Christ - Study Guide Chapters 30-33 Summary & Analysis

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Jesus opens his eyes, leaning on a flowering tree as buds heal his bloody wounds. A warm, friendly angel with great green wings says that he is Jesus' guardian angel sent by God to sweeten the bitterness he has endured and has kept him from being crucified. He leads Jesus to taste the pleasures for which he has longed, first of all marriage to Magdalene. Saying that a mob is hunting him to finish the crucifixion, Magdalene leads Jesus to a lemon grove where they make love. Overwhelmed by the experience, Jesus wants to name their son Paraclete. Magdalene leaves Jesus to sleep in the care of her "faithful little Negro," Saul. Frightened, Jesus follows her to a ravine where God intends her to be his First Martyr at the hands of a mob of Levites and slaves. Saul of Damascus offers to spare her...

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