The Gospel of Judas: Rewriting Early Christianity

Hardcover | December 1, 2007

bySimon Gathercole

not yet rated|write a review
`Judas' is synonymous with `traitor'. But a newly-discovered ancient text of the Gospel of Judas offers a picture of Judas Iscariot radically different from the Church's traditional understanding of him, and maintains that far from being the infamous betrayer, Judas was actually Jesus' trustedfriend and the recipient of secret revelation. Simon Gathercole's new book includes a translation of the ancient Egyptian text of the Gospel of Judas and a running commentary, and offers new translations of all the ancient evidence about Judas Iscariot and the Gospel attributed to him. It getsbehind the hype which the Gospel of Judas has attracted, and looks at why the group which produced the work were in such bitter conflict with the mainstream Christian church, and shows how the document provides us with a window into the turbulent world of Christianity and Gnosticism in the centuryafter Jesus.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$71.50

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

`Judas' is synonymous with `traitor'. But a newly-discovered ancient text of the Gospel of Judas offers a picture of Judas Iscariot radically different from the Church's traditional understanding of him, and maintains that far from being the infamous betrayer, Judas was actually Jesus' trustedfriend and the recipient of secret revelati...

Simon Gathercole is Senior Lecturer in New Testament, University of Aberdeen.

other books by Simon Gathercole

Defending Substitution (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology): An Essay on Atonement in Paul
Defending Substitution (Acadia Studies in Bible and The...

Kobo ebook|May 12 2015

$15.39 online$20.00list price(save 23%)
The Composition of the Gospel of Thomas: Original Language and Influences
The Composition of the Gospel of Thomas: Original Langu...

Kobo ebook|Mar 1 2012

$33.39 online$43.31list price(save 22%)
see all books by Simon Gathercole
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 7.91 × 5.31 × 0.85 inPublished:December 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199225842

ISBN - 13:9780199225842

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Gospel of Judas: Rewriting Early Christianity

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction1. Out of Egypt2. Judas in the New Testament3. Judas: The Next 100 Years4. The Gospel of Judas: Translation and Interpretation5. Fair is foul and foul is fair: The Gospel of Judas and the Cainites6. Rewriting History7. The Brave New World of the Gospel of JudasEpilogue: The Future of the Gospel of Judas