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The Resource The many faces of Christ : the thousand-year story of the survival and influence of the lost gospels, Philip Jenkins

The many faces of Christ : the thousand-year story of the survival and influence of the lost gospels, Philip Jenkins

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The many faces of Christ : the thousand-year story of the survival and influence of the lost gospels
Title
The many faces of Christ
Title remainder
the thousand-year story of the survival and influence of the lost gospels
Statement of responsibility
Philip Jenkins
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Many Faces of Christ religious historian Philip Jenkins refutes our most basic assumptions about the Lost Gospels and the history of Christianity. He reveals that hundreds of alternative gospels were never lost, but survived and in many cases remained influential texts, both outside and within the official Church. We are taught that these alternative scriptures--such as the Gospels of Thomas, Mary, or Judas--represented intoxicating, daring and often bizarre ideas that were wholly suppressed by the Church in the fourth and fifth centuries. In bringing order to the tumult, the Church canonized only four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The rest, according to this standard account, were lost, destroyed, or hidden. But more than a thousand years after Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and made his Roman Empire do the same, the Christian world retained a much broader range of scriptures than would be imaginable today"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jenkins, Philip
Dewey number
229/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2851
LC item number
.J464 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apocryphal Gospels
  • Christianity
Label
The many faces of Christ : the thousand-year story of the survival and influence of the lost gospels, Philip Jenkins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Gospel Truths: -- The Myth of the Lost Gospels -- 2. Christ's Many Faces: -- The Survival of the Old Gospels in a Wider Christian World -- 3. The Isles of the West: -- How Irish and British Churches Kept Ancient Christian Cultures Alive -- 4. Old Gospels Never Die: -- Ancient Gospels That Gave the Medieval Church Its Best-Known Images of Christ -- 5. Two Marys: -- How Alternative Gospels Continued to Present the Feminine Face of God -- 6. The New Old Testament: -- Tales of Patriarchs and Prophets that Became Christian Gospels -- 7. Out of the Past: -- The Heretical Sects That Preserved Ancient Alternative Scriptures for a Thousand Years -- 8. Beyond the Horizon: -- Muslim and Jewish Versions of the Earliest Christian Traditions -- 9. After Darkness, Light: -- How the Reformation Era Drove the Ancient Gospels from the Churches -- 10. Scriptures Unlimited? -- The Place of Alternative Scriptures in Christianity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780465066926
Lccn
2015028753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2015028753
  • 1491572
Label
The many faces of Christ : the thousand-year story of the survival and influence of the lost gospels, Philip Jenkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Gospel Truths: -- The Myth of the Lost Gospels -- 2. Christ's Many Faces: -- The Survival of the Old Gospels in a Wider Christian World -- 3. The Isles of the West: -- How Irish and British Churches Kept Ancient Christian Cultures Alive -- 4. Old Gospels Never Die: -- Ancient Gospels That Gave the Medieval Church Its Best-Known Images of Christ -- 5. Two Marys: -- How Alternative Gospels Continued to Present the Feminine Face of God -- 6. The New Old Testament: -- Tales of Patriarchs and Prophets that Became Christian Gospels -- 7. Out of the Past: -- The Heretical Sects That Preserved Ancient Alternative Scriptures for a Thousand Years -- 8. Beyond the Horizon: -- Muslim and Jewish Versions of the Earliest Christian Traditions -- 9. After Darkness, Light: -- How the Reformation Era Drove the Ancient Gospels from the Churches -- 10. Scriptures Unlimited? -- The Place of Alternative Scriptures in Christianity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780465066926
Lccn
2015028753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2015028753
  • 1491572

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