From the publisher: It is often assumed that Nikos Kazantzakis's (1883-1957) religious views were unorthodox and heretical, and therefore unworthy of a place in the history of Christian thought. We may see it as a part of a wider, Christian faith still in the making. Unlike so many studies of Kazantzakis, God's Struggler is a carefully planned attempt to argue that while Kazantzakis occupied the so-called borderlands between belief and unbelief throughout much of his life, he nonetheless was possessed with an intense awareness of the sacred. His spiritual roots ran deep. He struggled with received theological wisdom, inherited ideas about the divine, and sought to bring new life to timeworn religious notions. He wrestled with God.