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Kiss of death – or life? A musical unravelling of history’s biggest betrayal Premium

07 September 2017 | by Robert Thicknesse

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Did he choose, or was he chosen? How far was Judas really responsible for his betrayal of Christ? As a cussed pupil in Catholic schools, one noticed that nothing made the classroom nuns and priests more uncomfortable than smart-aleck questions about the role and

fate of the bad disciple. If Judas was fated to betray Jesus, had God pre-doomed him to damnation? And if the betrayal was part of the divine plan, how could any guilt attach to the hapless agent?





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