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The Illusionist By Anita Mason,

  • Title: The Illusionist
  • Author: Anita Mason
  • ISBN: 9780030707797
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a novel about Simon Magus who was a Samaritan magus or religious figure and a convert to Christianity, baptised by Philip, whose later confrontation with Peter is recorded in Acts 8 9 24 In apocryphal works including the Acts of Peter, Pseudo Clementines, and the Epistle of the Apostles, Simon also appears as a formidable sorcerer with the ability to levitate andThis is a novel about Simon Magus who was a Samaritan magus or religious figure and a convert to Christianity, baptised by Philip, whose later confrontation with Peter is recorded in Acts 8 9 24 In apocryphal works including the Acts of Peter, Pseudo Clementines, and the Epistle of the Apostles, Simon also appears as a formidable sorcerer with the ability to levitate and fly at will.Ms Mason weaves the story of this extraordinary man around the turbulent ambience of the time She demonstrates how during Jesus own lifetime and later there were various miracle makers abroad, attracting great audiences with their shows Simon Magus, a man of no religion, bisexual and with a penchant for young boys, mixes with the early Christians including Peter, not on enemy terms, but perfectly civilly He travels around making great illusions for all to see, but always remains essentially a man.
    The Illusionist This is a novel about Simon Magus who was a Samaritan magus or religious figure and a convert to Christianity baptised by Philip whose later confrontation with Peter is recorded in Acts In ap

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    1. A fascinating book which left me wondering how much was true and how much was invented by teh author The story concerns Simon Magus, a real person, and his travels around the middle east in the first centry AD He was an illusionist or magician and made his name and money using these skills Some thought too highly of his triocks and he was considered by some as the deliverer However, this was a time of religious ferment and not everyone agreed.This story follows Simon on his travels and his chang [...]

    2. An intriguing fictional novel about a dark fringe figure of Simon Magus from the Acts of the Apostles and other early Christian source documents Like most characters from that era, it is difficult to separate fact from fiction in the extant writings anyway While sticking with the reported details, which I verified from additional research, but avoiding the orthodox view that demonizes Magus for trying to buy Peter the Apostle s power to bring down the Holy Spirit with the laying on of hands, Ms [...]

    3. Intriguing, provocative, and bizarre I should point out that this isn t in any way related to the movie that came out a few years ago It took a while to really get into it, most of it dragged with no apparent purpose, and then the ending was abrupt I can t say or explain much about it You d just have to read it.

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