Cover of: The Gospel code | Ben Witherington

About the Book

In plain language that any interested reader can follow, the author, a New Testament scholar, responds to fictionalized claims in The Da Vinci Code that there exist documents that reveal secrets about Jesus, secrets long suppressed by the church and other religious institutions. He takes us back to the early centuries after Jesus' death and tells us what we can really know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the canonical Gospels and their Gnostic rivals.

About the Edition

In plain language that any interested reader can follow, the author, a New Testament scholar, responds to fictionalized claims in The Da Vinci Code that there exist documents that reveal secrets about Jesus, secrets long suppressed by the church and other religious institutions. He takes us back to the early centuries after Jesus' death and tells us what we can really know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the canonical Gospels and their Gnostic rivals.

Table of Contents

A novel idea?
No weddings and a funeral
Tell me the old, old story
His story, history and the canon's story
Mary Magdalene and the new gnosticism
Something about Mary
Those in the know
Doubting Thomas
Did the canon misfire?
Consulting the canon professors
Reading Borg again for the first time
What if God was one of us?
Postscript: truth decay in the twenty-first century.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-202) and indexes.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3552.R685434 D339 2004, PN49 .W57 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
208 p. :
Number of pages
208

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24208536M
Internet Archive
gospelcodenovelc00with
ISBN 10
083083267X
ISBN 13
9780830832675
LC Control Number
2004006655
OCLC/WorldCat
54882020
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