The Gospel Of Judas Second Edition

Author: Rodolphe Kasser
Editor: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426204159
File Size: 71,10 MB
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For 1,600 years its message lay hidden. When the bound papyrus pages of this lost gospel finally reached scholars who could unlock its meaning, they were astounded. Here was a gospel that had not been seen since the early days of Christianity, and which few experts had even thought existed–a gospel told from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, history’s ultimate traitor. And far from being a villain, the Judas that emerges in its pages is a hero. In this radical reinterpretation, Jesus asks Judas to betray him. In contrast to the New Testament Gospels, Judas Iscariot is presented as a role model for all those who wish to be disciples of Jesus and is the one apostle who truly understands Jesus. Discovered by farmers in the 1970s in Middle Egypt, the codex containing the gospel was bought and sold by antiquities traders, secreted away, and carried across three continents, all the while suffering damage that reduced much of it to fragments. In 2001, it finally found its way into the hands of a team of experts who would painstakingly reassemble and restore it. The Gospel of Judas has been translated from its original Coptic to clear prose, and is accompanied by commentary that explains its fascinating history in the context of the early Church, offering a whole new way of understanding the message of Jesus Christ.
The Turning Point in the Gospel of Mark
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Gregg S. Morrison
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-24 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Based on linguistic and thematic links in the narrative, The Turning Point in the Gospel of Mark argues that the twin pericopae of Peter's confession (8:27-38) and the Transfiguration (9:2-13) together function as the turning point of the Gospel and serve in a Janus-like manner enabling the reader to see
The Gospel of Matthew and Christian Judaism
Language: en
Pages: 347
Authors: David C. Sim
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: A&C Black

In this meticulously researched study, David C. Sim reconstructs the Matthean community at the time the Gospel was written and traces its full history. Dr. Sim demonstrates that the Matthean community should be located in Antioch in the late first century, and he argues that the history of this community
The Theology of the Gospel of Mark
Language: en
Pages: 275
Authors: W. R. Telford
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-06-17 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This 1999 book presents the reader with a comprehensive view of the theology underlying the first narrative account of the life of Jesus. In Chapter 1 Dr Telford introduces the background of the text and its general message, attempting briefly to place the Gospel (and therefore its theology) in its
The Gospel of the Savior
Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: Michael J. Kruger
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: BRILL

This volume is the first complete analysis of the apocryphal gospel fragment P.Oxy. 840 since its initial discovery nearly a century ago. The various palaeographical and historical questions raised by this apocryphal story are examined, particularly its descriptions of first-century ritual purity practices and its relationship to early Jewish-Christian communities.
The Gospel of Matthew
Language: en
Pages: 429
Authors: Daniel J. Harrington
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Liturgical Press

Matthew wrote his Gospel from his perspective as a Jew. It is with sensitivity to this perspective that Father Harrington undertakes this commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. After an introduction, he provides a literal translation of each section in Matthew's Gospel and explains the textual problems, philological difficulties, and