A look at a new biography of Judas Iscariot
At the center of Dante's Inferno the Devil sits trapped in ice where he chews eternally on Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus and history's worst sinner. Renowned for denouncing Jesus for a mere 30 pieces of silver Judas has become a great insult and a byword for the worst form of treachery.
But how fair has our assessment of Judas really been? In a religion founded on the teachings of Jesus is there really no room for forgiveness for his wayward follower?
In his latest work author, journalist, and biographer Peter Stanford explores the life of Judas Iscariot and looks at how he has been remembered through time. A frank and well researched work, Judas: The Troubling History of the Renegade Apostle forces us to reexamine how we should look at Judas.
Does he really deserve his reputation as the arch betrayer? Or can he be redeemed?
Join Susan Cahill as she talks with Peter about his book and how he thinks we should remember Judas Iscariot.