CORRECTIONS AND ERRORS

In a recent post on the Synod of Diamper (1599), I described how European Catholics tried to force Indian Christians into conformity with their ways. This Indian church, the Thomas Christians, had been founded in the second century (conceivably before), and throughout the Middle Ages its connections had been with the Church of the East, [Read More...]

HOW MANY GOSPELS?

In a post last year, I remarked how definitions of the Biblical canon had changed through the centuries. I’ve recently been working on the history of lost and alternative gospels, and how such texts continued to be available through the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. Contrary to popular legend, the mainstream churches did [Read More...]

ALL GOSPELS WERE NOT CREATED EQUAL

I just read an obituary of Early Christianity scholar Marvin Meyer, who died at the obscenely early age of 64. In recent years, Meyer was best known for his edition of the Gospel of Judas, which in his view portrayed Judas in vastly more positive terms than the conventional account. His translation was however controversial, [Read More...]


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