Saint Julian

Saint Julian

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Baker & Taylor
Born to medieval parents and revered for his famous devotion to the church, Julian hides his violent nature until a deer he has brutally slain prophesies that he will also kill his parents, prompting him to flee and pursue spiritual redemption.

Zondervan House
A stunning spiritual tale in the English literary tradition—a saint’s tale for modern readersIn this spiritual allegory, the young knight Julian is an avid—even voracious—hunter and sportsman. But his thrill at taking the lives of his prey becomes an obsession until he one day confronts a mystical deer that prophesies that Julian will murder his own parents. Terrified, Julian travels across the world to make a home for himself as far from his parents as possible. As fate has it, his parents search for him and his wife takes them into Julian’s castle and lets them sleep in the master bedroom. Julian returns late at night, enters the bedroom, and thinking he has found his wife with a secret lover, murders them both.Realizing that the prophecy has come true, Julian leaves home for a lifetime of wandering and seeking penance. Ultimately he becomes a ferryman at a dangerous river crossing. When an elderly leper shows up and makes unusual demands upon Julian’s kindness and hospitality, Julian discovers—with his final breath—that the old leper is Jesus himself, come to absolve Julian of his sin
A stunning spiritual tale about the life of the legendary Saint Julian, who as a cruel hunter in his youth is doomed to a tragic fate, but only through a lifelong learning to performs acts of charity and kindness does he find redemption in his encounter with Christ himself.

Blackwell North Amer
This haunting medieval novella, set somewhat ambiguously in the period of the Crusades, tells the story of Julian the Hospitaller, drawn from ancient legend. Revered for his famous devotion to the Church, Julian must hide a violent nature that leads him to love the hunt and the kill above all. Saint Julian follows the inexorable descent of this golden-boy hero from favored son of nobility to the depths of beggardom, and eventual sainthood.

Baker
& Taylor

Born to medieval noble parents and revered for his famous devotion to the church, Julian hides his violent nature until a deer he has brutally slain prophesizes that he will also kill his parents, prompting him to flee and pursue spiritual redemption.

Publisher: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, [2003]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780060522520
0060522526
Branch Call Number: FIC Wangerin, W 2003
Characteristics: xiii, 210 pages ; 22 cm

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