The Resource Reading Judas : the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity, by Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King, (large print)

Reading Judas : the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity, by Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King, (large print)

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Reading Judas : the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity
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Reading Judas
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the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity
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by Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King
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eng
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Reading Judas
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Evaluates the meaning of the controversial, newly-discovered Gospel of Judas, illustrating how the text offers an understanding of Judas's betrayal, the apostles' understanding of Jesus's death, and God's role in the crucifixion
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The discovery of the Gospel of Judas , made public in April 2006, drew immediate interest from both religious specialists and ordinary people. The idea expressed in this gospel—that Judas was the true disciple who understood Jesus's teachings—was shocking; the further notion that Judas was carrying out Jesus's wishes by his act of betrayal seemed almost scandalous. Religious scholars Pagels (Beyond Belief ) and King (The Gospel of Mary of Magdala ) provide a helpful discussion of the gospel and its implications for understanding early Christian history. Part 1, written primarily by Pagels, focuses on the meaning and impact of the gospel's discovery. Part 2 provides the gospel text as well as King's detailed comments on the translation. Pagels's main contention is that at the time of the gospel's writing, in the mid-second century, there was still a significant measure of diversity in Christian theological interpretation. While eventually voices such as that of the Gospel of Judas would be silenced in favor of a set orthodox perspective, this by no means happened easily or early. Readers can consider the information and arguments and draw their own conclusions. Recommended for academic and public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/06.]—John Jaeger, Dallas Baptist Univ. Lib. --John Jaeger (Reviewed April 1, 2007) (Library Journal, vol 132, issue 6, p96)
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229.8
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity
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Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King
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Reading Judas : the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity, by Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King, (large print)
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Includes bibliographical references
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2007046860
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22 cm.
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287 p. (large print)
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9781597227179
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(lg. print : alk. paper)
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2007046860

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