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Book Review — The 13th Apostle

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Book Review — The 13th Apostle · christianity, history, media, metaphysics

April D. DeConick, The Thirteenth Apostle. (c) 2007, Continuum. London, New York. This scholarly translation of the recently discovered Gospel of Judas attempts to address some inaccuracies and misrepresentations made in the original translation. DeConick’s translation work began the day the plates from the National Geographic scholars had been released. Reading from the original Coptic, […]

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Gospel of Judas, revisited

May 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Gospel of Judas, revisited · christianity, history, media

The latest issue of BAR revisits the much hyped Gospel of Judas, and has some unkind words for National Geographic and their media-heavy release of the original material. The biggest complaint was that they picked the wrong scholars who didn’t understand Gnostic cultures and misinterpreted key passages of the text. Most significantly, NatlGeo published an […]

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Gospel of Judas

March 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off on Gospel of Judas · christianity, history, media

Last night during the “Gnosticism to Christianity” discussion with the CUUPS group, one member asked me if I knew of any of the latests books to have been discovered. I said that there hadn’t been any major announced discoveries, but that we were still translating a lot of the materials we had already found. Case […]

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