Matthew R. Perry

From Traitor to Hero? Responding to “The Gospel of Judas” (Mohler)

In Culture, Theology on April 8, 2006 at 7:18 pm

Headlines around the world are announcing the publication of a "long lost" and "suppressed" ancient document, known as The Gospel of Judas. The National Geographic Society announced the publication at a major media event on Thursday, just in time to boost publicity for its Sunday night special on the National Geographic Channel.

The announcement led to a frenzy of media coverage, ranging from responsible reports to outrageous sensationalism. According to some commentators, the publication of this new document will force a complete reformulation of Christianity and our understanding of both Judas and Jesus. In reality, nothing of the sort is in view. The document is highly interesting, however, offering an ancient and authoritative source into the thinking of heretical groups who offered alternative understandings of Christianity.

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  1. […] From Traitor to Hero:  Responding to the "Gospel of Judas" by R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY […]

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