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The Forgotten Gospels

Life and Teachings of Jesus Supplementary to the New Testament

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December 1, 2010 | Paperback | 5.5 x 8.5, 224 Pages | ISBN 9781582436333
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The Forgotten Gospels shows how the creation of the canon that we now take for granted excluded many important, informative, and illuminating writings about the life, death, and teachings of Jesus.

Here are texts newly translated from their original Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Slavonic, and Coptic and accompanied by clear, concise explanations of their origins and relevance. Together, they form a supplement to the New Testament that will set the record straight. The materials have survived in fragments and snippets, some only discovered in modern times (the gospel of Thomas turned up in 1945), others via the writings of early Christians. Many will challenge current understanding: The gospel of the Hebrews introduces an alternative account of the resurrection; Clement of Alexandria writes of and quotes from a secret gospel of Mark; Celsus claims that Mary had an adulterous affair with Panthera and the result was Jesus—all will be of intense interest.

TIM NEWTON was educated at Winchester College and Magdalene College, Cambridge. A classics scholar, Greek teacher, and bibliophile, he recommended and sourced books for the artist Robert Lenkiewicz’s extraordinary collection, which the British Library called “one of the most important in the world.” He lives on Dartmoor in England.

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