The Story of B

The Story of B

Book - 1997
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The Story of B combines Daniel Quinn's provocative and visionary ideas with a masterfully plotted story of adventure and suspense in this stunning, resonant novel that is sure to stay with readers long after they have finished the last page. Father Jared Osborne--bound by a centuries-old mandate held by his order to know before all others that the Antichrist is among us--is sent to Europe on a mission to find a peripatetic preacher whose radical message is attracting a growing circle of followers. The target of Osborne's investigation is an American known only as B. He isn't teaching New Age platitudes or building a fanatical following; instead, he is quietly uncovering the hidden history of our planet, redefining the fall of man, and retracing a path of human spirituality that extends millions of years into the past. From the beginning, Fr. Osborne is stunned, outraged, and awed by the simplicity and profundity of B's teachings. Is B merely a heretic--or is he the Antichrist sent to seduce humanity not with wickedness, but with ideas more alluring than those of traditional religion? With surprising twists and fascinating characters, The Story of B answers this question as it sends readers on an intellectual journey that will forever change the way they view spirituality, human history, and, indeed, the state of our present world.

Baker & Taylor
Jared Osborne, a Laurentians priest, investigates an itinerant preacher of unusual power and penetrates his inner circle, where he becomes an anguished collaborator in the dismantling of his own beliefs

Baker
& Taylor

A priest named Jared Osborne falls under the spell of a charismatic, itinerant preacher known only as B, whose millenarian prophecies and environmental awareness make him feared by the established churches. By the author of Ishmael. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1997, c1996
Edition: Bantam trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780553379013
0553379011
Branch Call Number: FICTION QUINN
Characteristics: 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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ehallvan
May 13, 2014

I read this book immediately after reading Ishmael. As a result, I found it a bit of a rehash of Ishmael. It is more of a novel than Ishmael, with more time devoted to the plot-line.

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NoOneSpecialCa
Nov 09, 2010

Quinn takes us deeper into the rabbit hole. Brilliant.

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