This vivid re-telling of Christ’s story evokes a human hunger for unity and enlightenment, and freedom from ‘God-trodden chaos’. This frightening triologism can be seen almost nightly on the news. This harsh God is also said to have had a stiff neck.
‘Despairing, obstinate cries from hundreds of mouths fought in this mute God-trodden chaos to unite, toiled to find expression for what they longed to say.’
Source: Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation, trans. P.A. Bien (London: Faber and Faber, 1983), p. 12