Reading Judas

Reading Judas

The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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The two leading, bestselling experts on the Gnostic Gospels weigh in on the meaning of the controversial newly discovered Gospel of Judas. When the Gospel of Judas was published by the National Geographic Society in April 2006, it received extraordinary media attention and was immediately heralded as a major biblical discovery that rocked the world of scholars and laypeople alike. Elaine Pagels and Karen King are the first to reflect on this newfound text and its ramifications for telling the story of early Christianity. In Reading Judas, the two celebrated scholars illustrate how the newly discovered text provides a window onto understanding how Jesus' followers understood his death, why Judas betrayed Jesus, and why God allowed it. Most contemporary listeners will find passages in the ancient Gospel of Judas difficult to comprehend outside of its context in the ancient world.
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2007
ISBN: 9781415936849
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file)


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