Religion

The Hidden Gospel

The Hidden Gospel

Author: Neil Douglas-Klotz

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 9780835630153

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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In two previous books, Neil Douglas-Klotz pioneered a radical new way of translating the words of Jesus---filtering them through the imagistic worldview of the Aramaic language which Jesus himself spoke. Seen through this lens, familiar sayings such as "Blessed are the meek" come into vibrant contemporary focus as "Healthy are those who have softened what is rigid within." In The Hidden Gospel, Douglas-Klotz employs this approach to decode the spiritual and prophetic messages hidden within key words and concepts in the sayings and stories of Jesus. We learn to our delight, for instance, that when Jesus spoke of "goodness" he used a word which in Aramaic means "ripe" and refers to actions which are in time and tune with the Sacred Unity of all life. The Hidden Gospel aims to bridge the gap between the historical Jesus of the scholar and the Jesus of faith of Christian believers. It will appeal to everyone looking for an alternative spiritual vision of Jesus and his message.
Religion

The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled

The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled

Author: Peter Jeffery

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300117604

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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In 1958, Bible scholar Morton Smith announced the discovery of a sensational manuscript-a second-century letter written by St. Clement of Alexandria, who quotes an unknown, longer version of the Gospel of Mark. When Smith published the letter in 1973, he set off a firestorm of controversy that has raged ever since. Is the text authentic, or a hoax? Is Smith’s interpretation correct? Did Jesus really practice magic, or homosexuality? And if the letter is a forgery . . . why? Through close examination of the "discovered” manuscript’s text, Peter Jeffery unravels the answers to the mystery and tells the tragic tale of an estranged Episcopalian priest who forged an ancient gospel and fooled many of the best biblical scholars of his time. Jeffery shows convincingly that Smith’s Secret Gospel is steeped in anachronisms and that its construction was influenced by Oscar Wilde’s Salomé, twentieth-century misunderstandings of early Christian liturgy, and Smith’s personal struggles with Christian sexual morality.
Fiction

The Secret Gospel Of Holy Island

The Secret Gospel Of Holy Island

Author: Kev Fletcher

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244625481

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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""Holy Island. The jewel in Northumberland's historic and righteous crown. I'm sure it is, but a crown of gold ... or a crown of thorns?"" 34 year old Linda Wilson travels to Holy Island to walk in the footsteps of the past. To relive the memory of days she spent on the island with her husband, who had recently passed away. She comes across a 'stranger' who gradually transforms her life, not always for the good, in a tale that grips the reader from the first chapter. The book is more fact than fiction, and every aspect of the storyline (as regards dates and historical reference) is true. Although it is a novel, it will leave you wondering how much of it is accurate ... in the sense ... what do they REALLY have hidden away on Lindisfarne?
Bible

The Hidden Heroes of the Gospels

The Hidden Heroes of the Gospels

Author: Joseph A. Grassi

Publisher:

ISBN: 055101914X

Category: Bible

Page: 143

View: 714

Religion

The Hidden Gospel of Matthew

The Hidden Gospel of Matthew

Author: Ron Miller

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594730382

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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"The Hidden Gospel of Matthew: Annotated and Explained takes you into the text to discover the words and events that have the strongest connection to the historical Jesus. What did Jesus really say about the future of the world? What really took place after his crucifixion? Ron Miller reveals the underlying story of Matthew, a story that transcends the traditional theme of an atoning death and focuses instead on Jesus's radical call for personal transformation and social change. This hidden portrait of Jesus at times resembles the sage teacher of the Gospel of Thomas more than it does the redeemer of traditional Christianity, and presents truths consonant with our deepest human experience."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Religion

The Gospel in the Western Context

The Gospel in the Western Context

Author: Gert-Jan Roest

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004386488

Category: Religion

Page: 436

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In The Gospel in the Western Context, Gert-Jan Roest presents how Hendrikus Berkhof and Colin Gunton read the Western context and contextualize Christology. In “dialogue” with them he presents a Western gospel for mission in the 21st Century.
Religion

The Secret History of Lucifer (New Edition)

The Secret History of Lucifer (New Edition)

Author: Lynn Picknett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780337692

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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In her new account of an old religion, Lynn Picknett explains that Lucifer means 'the light bringer' and was a personification of the Morning Star, the planet Venus and its goddess. 'He' was originally 'she' -- a divine representation of love, light and human warmth. The early Christian Church appropriated the name Lucifer, and it became synonymous with darkness and the Devil. Yet many great thinkers have covertly followed the old Luciferan way, most famously Leonardo da Vinci, who encrypted the symbols of his heretical beliefs in his work, visible only to those who have the key.
Religion

The Lost Gospel of Judas

The Lost Gospel of Judas

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802824561

Category: Religion

Page: 127

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Porter and Heath consider recent textual finds and examine the discovery, content, and authenticity of the gospel. They also delve into the relationship this new gospel has with the New Testament canon.
Gospel of Thomas (Coptic Gospel)

What are They Saying about the Gospel of Thomas?

What are They Saying about the Gospel of Thomas?

Author: Christopher W. Skinner

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781616431365

Category: Gospel of Thomas (Coptic Gospel)

Page: 121

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"Since its discovery the Gospel of Thomas has been the subject of intense study for those with interests in the developments of earliest Christianity. Three questions remain unanswered in contemporary scholarship: (1) When was Thomas composed?; (2) What is the relationship between Thomas and the canonical Gospels?; (3) What theological outlook is presented in the Gospel of Thomas? This volume provides a comprehensive overview of recent scholarly opinions on these three questions"--Amazon.com.
Religion

The Words of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas

The Words of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas

Author: David W. Kim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000377620

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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This book offers a detailed analysis of the Gospel of Thomas in its historic and literary context, providing a new understanding of the genesis of the Jesus tradition. Discovered in the twentieth century, the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas is an important early text whose origins and place in the history of Christianity continue to be subjects of debate. Aiming to relocate the Thomasine community in the wider context of early Christianity, this study considers the Gospel of Thomas as a bridge between the oral and literary phases of the Christian movement. It will therefore, be useful for Religion scholars working on Biblical studies, Coptic codices, gnosticism and early Christianity.
History

Hidden Gospels

Hidden Gospels

Author: Philip Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195156315

Category: History

Page: 276

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Debunks the claims that recently discovered texts such as the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary undermine the historical validity of the New Testament.
Religion

A Theology of Mark's Gospel

A Theology of Mark's Gospel

Author: David E. Garland

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310523123

Category: Religion

Page: 656

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A Theology of Mark’s Gospel is the fourth volume in the BTNT series. This landmark textbook, written by leading New Testament scholar David E. Garland, thoroughly explores the theology of Mark’s Gospel. It both covers major Markan themes and also sets forth the distinctive contribution of Mark to the New Testament and the canon of Scripture, providing readers with an in-depth and holistic grasp of Markan theology in the larger context of the Bible. This substantive, evangelical treatment of Markan theology makes an ideal college- or seminary-level text.