Category Archives: Secret Mark

Interview about Secret Mark on Talk Gnosis

I will be a guest on the Talk Gnosis webcast Wednesday, March 25. They will be asking me about the Secret Gospel of Mark. The show will be live on Youtube (at https://youtu.be/uoIhzYmsiFc) beginning at 9 pm EST and a more … Continue reading

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Robert Conner on the Secret Gospel of Mark

Robert Connor graciously passed along to me a draft of his forthcoming book, The "Secret" Gospel of Mark: Morton Smith, Clement of Alexandria, and Four Decades of Academic Burlesque, to be published by Mandrake of Oxford. Mandrake's web page provides … Continue reading

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Has Philip Jenkins found a “new source” for Secret Mark?

Philip Jenkins, author of The Hidden Gospels: How the Search for Jesus Lost Its Way (2001) and frequent contributor to the Patheos blog, has published a short article in Books and Culture magazine with the tantalizing title “Alexandrian Attitudes: A … Continue reading

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Loren Rosson III: “Secret Mark Still Fools People”

In a post on the Secret Gospel of Mark (HERE), Nashua librarian Loren Rosson III, administrator of The Busybody blog, offers some comments on Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?, the collection of papers from the 2011 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium. … Continue reading

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Review of “Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?” on Bible History Daily

Scott Brown passed along this link to a review by James D. G. Dunn of the proceedings from the 2011 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium (Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery? The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate).

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New Article on Secret Mark by Viklund and Paananen

Roger Viklund's online article, "Tremors or Just an Optical Illusion?A Further Evaluation of Stephen Carlson's Handwriting Analysis" (see HERE; and expanded upon in Timo Paananen's blog HERE and HERE), has now appeared in a peer-reviewed journal. The complete bibliographical details … Continue reading

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Review of “Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?” by Roger Pearse

Roger Pearse, writer/administrator of his eponymous blog, has written a lengthy review of Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery? The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate. These are the papers presented at the 2011 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium. Read the review … Continue reading

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Secret Mark Symposium Papers on Amazon

Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery? The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate is now available on Amazon in the US and Canada. Canadians should be cautioned that ordering the book directly from the publisher (Cascade) will incur high postage charges. … Continue reading

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Timo Paananen, “From Stalemate to Deadlock” on Secret Mark

Timo Paananen, administrator of the Salainen evankelista blog, has provided an overview of research on Secret Mark for the journal Currents in Biblical Research (see HERE for an abstract of the article). It is an excellent overview of recent research … Continue reading

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Secret Mark Symposium Papers Now Available

My copies of Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery? The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate arrived in the mail yesterday. These are the papers presented at the first York Christian Apocrypha Symposium in 2011. The book can be ordered from … Continue reading

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Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate

Here is the cover image for the published proceedings of last year's York Christian Apocrypha Symposium. We are now at the indexing stage, so the book should be out very soon.  

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Secret Mark on Euangelion Kata Markon

Michael Kok, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sheffield, has begun a series of posts on the Secret Gospel of Mark on his blog, Euangelion Kata Markon. So far, he has posted an introduction and the clip of Morton Smith … Continue reading

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Christopher Rollston on Forgeries

Christopher Rollston of the Emmanuel Christian Seminary has a post on the ASOR blog on the subject of forgeries ("Forging History:Motives, Methods, and Exemplars of Forged Texts"). The post discusses inscriptions and texts. What is conspicuously absent is Secret Mark. … Continue reading

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Secret Mark Symposium Papers At Press

The proceedings for the York Symposium on the Secret Gospel of Mark have now been submitted to the press. The book is titled Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery? The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate and will be published by … Continue reading

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Is the Gospel of Judas a Forgery?

I have been reading Robert M. Price’s Secret Scrolls: Revelations from the Lost Gospel Novels (Eugene, Or.: Wipf & Stock, 2011). Occasionally Price contextualizes some of the books he examines with discussions of theories and results of biblical scholarship. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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