They take the four canonical Gospels in turn, look at apocryphal Gospels
, then consider such topics as the quest for the historical Jesus, political and ethical interpretations of Jesus, and how christology works: the Gospels in practice.
More important to Southwell's audience, who knew the tales of Christ's displays of power from the Golden Legend and the apocryphal Gospels
, he never angered his playmates or the authorities by hanging jugs on sunbeams or making little lakes of water or creating clay birds and animating them in defiance of the Sabbath, nor did he strike down his companions with lightning, all faults Mary Dzon discusses in her "Wanton Boys in Middle English Texts and the Christ Child." (10)
3:49: "This miracle of the clay birds is found in some of the apocryphal Gospels
; those of curing the blind and the lepers and raising the dead are in the canonical Gospels.
We should note however that the later writers of apocryphal Gospels
were not Jewish and tended to be rather more anti-Semitic than anti-Christian as they tried to divorce Christianity from its Old Testament and Jewish origins.
the New Testament, apocryphal gospels
early Patristic writings, classical and Jewish writings); Jesus' birth, death, family & friends, and language; and the legacy of Israel.
Roman Catholics are also familiar with the apocryphal gospels
in their version of the Bible that is absent from the King James edition and most other Protestant versions of the Bible.
(66.) For a good summary of modern research see Hans-Josef Klauck, Apocryphal Gospels
: An Introduction (London, New York: T &T Clark International, 2003), 82-88.
The first century AD churns with the unconventional rites of fertility cults with dissenting Gnostics and Essenes who preserve apocryphal gospels
in buried jars.
Fonda, who describes herself as a serious Bible student, is a believer in the apocryphal Gospels
, which prompts an exchange between her and Mr.
There are many other references, sites, and works of art in Paris; various apocryphal Gospels
; and a history of the papacy that Newman's alphabetized entries help the reader "decode." Newman's "notes," moreover, do not give the story away.
For specialists in the esoteric, including Jean-Jacques Bedu, author of Codul da Vinci: Sursele Secrete (published by Paralela 45 in 2005) there is no doubt that Dan Brown was inspired by several popular works bearing especially on the apocryphal gospels
, of which a number mention Christ's marriage and descendants.
Jean-Yves Lelouop's THE SACRED EMBRACE OF JESUS AND MARY (1594771014, $14.95) provides an unusual addition to Christian studies: one which draws on canonical and apocryphal gospels
, Hebrew tradition of more to show that Jesus came not just to save humanity for the flesh, but to save the flesh so it could be a transforming experience.