The Gospel of Judas

The Gospel of Judas

Rewriting Early Christianity

eBook - 2007
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`Judas' is synonymous with `traitor'. But a newly-discovered ancient text of the Gospel of Judas offers a picture of Judas Iscariot radically different from the Church's traditional understanding of him, and maintains that far from being the infamous betrayer, Judas was actually Jesus' trustedfriend and the recipient of secret revelation. Simon Gathercole's new book includes a translation of the ancient Egyptian text of the Gospel of Judas and a running commentary, and offers new translations of all the ancient evidence about Judas Iscariot and the Gospel attributed to him. It getsbehind the hype which the Gospel of Judas has attracted, and looks at why the group which produced the work were in such bitter conflict with the mainstream Christian church, and shows how the document provides us with a window into the turbulent world of Christianity and Gnosticism in the centuryafter Jesus.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9780199225842
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (199 p.) : 1 map.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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