The Gospel of the 13th Apostle

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EPIC HISTORICAL FICTION MYSTERY RELIGIOUS BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA

Across The Centuries

Arthur Hagopian

Logline

A semi-fictional reconstruction of the life of Jesus, visualizing his connection to the Essene and Buddhist ways of life. Against the backdrop of political turmoil in Jerusalem, plots are being woven to launch a rebellion against Roman rule, and an attempt is made to rescue Jesus. The story is told by a mysterious "companion" and is written in Pali.

Genre

Epic, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Religious, Biographical, Drama

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Jerusalem - (Qumran, the Dead Sea), India

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Vantage Press

Year Published: 1981

Starting Description

A fictional reconstruction of the life of Jesus with forays into his Essene and Buddhist connections.

Ending Description

The rescue attempt proves abortive because of the spear thrust in the side of Jesus, and despite the ministrations of his rescuers, he dies on the 11th day.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Jesus of Nazareth

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Religious, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Unnamed 13th Apostle, Bar-Abbas, Pontius Pilate, and other Biblical characters

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Faithful, Honorable, Patriotic

Additional Character Details

Name: Unnamed "companion"

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Empathetic, Faithful, Modest, Religious, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Biblical characters

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex

Logline

A semi-fictional reconstruction of the life of Jesus, visualizing his connection to the Essene and Buddhist ways of life. Against the backdrop of political turmoil in Jerusalem, plots are being woven to launch a rebellion against Roman rule, and an attempt is made to rescue Jesus. The story is told by a mysterious "companion" and is written in Pali.

Short Summary

A fictional reconstruction of the life of Jesus with forays into his Essene and Buddhist connections.


The rescue attempt proves abortive because of the spear thrust in the side of Jesus, and despite the ministrations of his rescuers, he dies on the 11th day.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jesus of Nazareth

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Religious, Visionary

Character 1

Name: Unnamed 13th Apostle, Bar-Abbas, Pontius Pilate, and other Biblical characters

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Faithful, Honorable, Patriotic

Character 2

Name: Unnamed "companion"

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Empathetic, Faithful, Modest, Religious, Selfless

Character 3

Name: Biblical characters

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex

Supplemental Materials

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