Monthly Archives: April 2007

2007 Christian Apocrypha Workshop

Blogging has been a rather low priority lately as I have been dealing with the joys and pains of applying to SSHRCC for funding to host this year's Christian Apocrypha Workshop. The first CA Workshop was hosted by Pierluigi Piovanelli … Continue reading

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Gospel of Judas Roundup

Elaine Pagels promoted her latest book Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity (with Karen L. King) on the Colbert Report this past week. You can also read about a recent talk by the author from … Continue reading

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John Dart on Secret Mark

John Dart, a writer for the Christian Century and author of several CA-related books (Decoding Mark, Unearthing the Lost Words of Jesus, and The Jesus of Heresy and History), posted on the publication’s “Theolog” a response to the recent NY … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Easter: A New Book Featuring the Infancy Gospel of James

The Infancy Gospel of James is featured prominently in a new book by Frederica Mathewes-Green, The Lost Gospel of Mary: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts from Paraclete Press. An interview with the author is available here. The … Continue reading

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Vatican Targets Veronica in Anti-Apocrypha Campaign

The Times On-line reports that the scene in which Veronica wipes the face of Jesus has been removed from the Via Dolorosa. The move is a response to the popularity of apocryphal gospels (see a previous post on the Vatican … Continue reading

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Vatican Unhappy with Apocrypha in the Media

A Reuters article in an Australian on-line news source reports that the Vatican is not happy with coverage of the church by the media. In an interview, a “top aide to Pope Benedict” registers an objection to how the CA … Continue reading

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Francois Bovon on The Lost Tomb of Jesus

The SBL Forum features a rebuttal article by Francois Bovon on his involvement with The Lost Tomb of Jesus book and documentary.

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Gospel of Judas Roundup

John Dominic Crossan offers this review of Karen King’s and Elaine Pagels’ The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity. April DeConick’s The Forbidden Gospels blog features a preview of her new book The Thirteenth Apostle: What the Gospel … Continue reading

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Secret Mark in the New York Times

Stephen Carlson’s Hypotyposeis blog recently noted the publication of this short article on the Secret Mark debate. It mentions works by Carlson, Peter Jefferey, and Scott Brown.

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“The Funeral of Jesus”: A New Passion Gospel?

Several weeks ago I posted the beginning and ending of a fragment of a text I referred to as the “Funeral of Jesus” which I recently came across in a manuscript catalogue entry. I have since obtained the manuscript and … Continue reading

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