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Secrets of Judas: The Story of the Misunderstood Disciple and His Lost Gospel
     

Secrets of Judas: The Story of the Misunderstood Disciple and His Lost Gospel

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by James M. Robinson
 

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The discovery of a previously lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot has electrified the Christian community. What Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tell us about Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, is inconsistent and biased. Therefore, the revelation of an ancient gospel that portrays this despised man as someone who saw his role in the Passion of Christ as integral to a

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The discovery of a previously lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot has electrified the Christian community. What Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tell us about Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, is inconsistent and biased. Therefore, the revelation of an ancient gospel that portrays this despised man as someone who saw his role in the Passion of Christ as integral to a larger plan—a divine plan—brings new clarity to the old story. If Judas had not betrayed Jesus, Jesus would not have been handed over to the authorities, crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. Could it be that without Judas, the Easter miracle would never have happened?

In The Secrets of Judas, James M. Robinson, an expert historian of early Christianity, examines the Bible and other ancient texts and reveals what we can and cannot know about the life of the historical Judas, his role in Jesus's crucifixion, and whether the Christian church should reevaluate his intentions and possible innocence. Robinson tells the sensational story of the discovery of a gospel attributed to Judas, and shows how this affects Judas's newfound meaning for history and for the Christian faith.

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New York Times
Professor Robinson’s new book, The Secrets of Judas, should be read alongside the National Geographic volumes for another perspective.
Associated Press Staff
America’s leading expert on ancient religious texts from Egypt.

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ISBN-13:
9780061170638
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/07/2006
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

James M. Robinson, consultant for this collection, is widely known for his groundbreaking contribution as the permanent secretary of UNESCO's International Committee for the Nag Hammadi codices, and his many published works on Gnostic texts and the Sayings Gospel Q.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author denigrates every thing associated with the Gospel of Judas. He tears it down from scripture and history, but he has yet to see it. How can he decry the scholarship of those that have this gospel when he hasn't looked at it himself? He critcises that they seek to make money off of this, yet he is making money off of these 147 pages of arrogance, forming ideas without waiting for facts.