The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed
Oxford University Press, 2008 - 198 pagina's
A leading historian of the early church and the best-selling author of Misquoting Jesus, Bart Ehrman offers the first comprehensive account of the newly discovered Gospel of Judas, revealing what this legendary lost gospel contains and why it is so important for our understanding of Christianity. Ehrman recounts the fascinating story of where and how this ancient papyrus document was discovered, how it moved around among antiquities dealers in Egypt, the United States, and Switzerland, and how it came to be restored and translated. More important, Ehrman gives the reader a complete and clear account of what the book teaches and he shows how it relates to other Gospel texts--both those inside the New Testament and those outside of it, most notably, the Gnostic texts of early Christianity. Finally, he describes what we now can say about the historical Judas himself as well as his relationship with Jesus, suggesting that one needs to read between the lines of the early Gospels to see exactly what Judas did and why he did it. The Gospel of Judas presents an entirely new view of Jesus, his disciples, and the man who allegedly betrayed him. It raises many questions and Bart Ehrman provides illuminating and authoritative answers, in a book that will interest anyone curious about the New Testament, the life of Jesus, and the history of Christianity after his death.
"A must for those interested in the subject of early Christianity, this volume will also attract readers intrigued by all the hoopla arising from the discovery of the lost Gospel."
"In typically brilliant fashion, Ehrman tells the lively tale of the modern discovery of the Gospel of Judas and its significance for us today."
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - mirrani - LibraryThing
When I picked up this book I was expecting a lot of "this is exactly what the Gospel says" and I didn't get that, which I was pleased about. What I found was a very entertaining and thought provoking ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - dekan - LibraryThing
not sure how to rate this book. i liked the style that he gave the information. it was a fairly easy read. it was very clinical which is what i was wanting but to be honest i didn't completely finish ... Volledige review lezen
1 My Introduction to the Gospel of Judas
2 Judas in Our Earliest Gospels
3 Judas in Later Gospel Traditions
Our Previous Knowledge of a Gospel of Judas
5 The Discovery of the Gospel of Judas
7 The Gospel of Judas and Early Christian Gnosticism