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

View: 369

""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 The book is more fact than fiction, and every aspect of the storyline (as regards dates and historical reference) is true.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: 687

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

View: 886

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

View: 106

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

View: 865

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

View: 958

"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

View: 392

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.
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.
Religion

The Other Gospels

The Other Gospels

Author: Ron Cameron

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664244289

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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This new anthology of gospel literature contains texts that are not part of the New Testament but are of great importance for the study of Christian origins. Some of these apocryphal gospels are from the Nag Hammadi library, made available only recently. The sixteen texts constitue what remains of the non-canonical gospels form the first and second centuries. They transmit saying of Jesus and relate stories about Jesus.
Religion

Christianity, Islam, and Atheism

Christianity, Islam, and Atheism

Author: William Kilpatrick

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681490977

Category: Religion

Page:

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For many Americans the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was the first time they had considered Islam. Were the terrorists motivated by the true dictates of their religion, or had they hijacked Islam as well as the planes in a political cause unrelated to the teachings of Muhammad? Christianity, Islam, and Atheism argues that Islam is a religion of conquest and subjugation and that in spite of 9 /11 and thousands of other terrorist attacks throughout the world, many in the West still do not know or admit this because it conflicts with their multiculturalism and their belief in the equivalence of all cultures and religions. To meet the challenge from Islam, Christians need to know more about the important differences between Islam and Christianity, yet many have been lulled into complacency by the misleading and largely unexamined assumption that the two religions are similar. The time that Christians spend in pursuing common ground is time that Islamic activists will use to press their radical agenda. In addition to challenging both the multicultural and common-ground approaches, William Kilpatrick also exposes the role played by atheists and secularists in advancing Islam. Despite paying lip service to freedom, radical secularists serve as enablers of radical Islam. The civil liberties that the West enjoys are the fruit of Christian civilization, Kilpatrick argues, and only a reawakened Christianity can defend them against Islam's advance.
Religion

The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark

The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark

Author: Dennis Ronald MacDonald

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300080123

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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In this groundbreaking book, Dennis R. MacDonald offers an entirely new view of the New Testament gospel of Mark. The author of the earliest gospel was not writing history, nor was he merely recording tradition, MacDonald argues. Close reading and careful analysis show that Mark borrowed extensively from the Odyssey and the Iliad and that he wanted his readers to recognise the Homeric antecedents in Mark's story of Jesus. Mark was composing a prose anti-epic, MacDonald says, presenting Jesus as a suffering hero modeled after but far superior to traditional Greek heroes. Much like Odysseus, Mark's Jesus sails the seas with uncomprehending companions, encounters preternatural opponents, and suffers many things before confronting rivals who have made his house a den of thieves. In his death and burial, Jesus emulates Hector, although unlike Hector Jesus leaves his tomb empty. Mark's minor characters, too, recall Homeric predecessors: Bartimaeus emulates Tiresias; Joseph of Arimathea, Priam; and the women at the tomb, Helen, Hecuba, and Andromache. And, entire episodes in Mark mirror Homeric episodes, including stilling the sea, walking on water, feeding the multitudes, the Triumphal E