Bart Ehrman has a short piece in the Huffington Post previewing his new book Forged: Writing in the Name of God–Why the Bible's Authors are not Who We Think They Are. The book focuses on canonical texts but, given what Ehrman has written elsewhere on the authorship of Secret Mark and the Gospel of Peter, he may touch on these "forgeries"too.
The one-day Secret Mark conference Phil Harland and I are hosting at York University is only weeks away. For those interested, here is the preliminary programme. The York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium Series Presents: Ancient Gospel of Modern Forgery? The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate Vanier College, April 29, 2011 9:00-9:15 Introductions: Tony Burke (York University) and Philip Harland (York University) 9:15-12:00 Session 1: The Authenticity Debate Chair: Tony Burke, York University The Case for Authenticity 9:15-9:30 “Secret Mark: Moving on from Stalemate,” Charles Hedrick (Missouri State University, Missouri) This paper will briefly survey the status quo of scholarship […]