Images of Extracanonical Manuscripts Needed

I know there are readers of this blog whose expertise and connections range far and wide, and so I hope you won’t mind me appealing to you for assistance. Does anyone have or know of images of  manuscripts of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary (Berlin Codex) that can be found online? If so, I would be extremely grateful if you could let me know where to find them. If they are in the public domain, it will be an added plus!

Thank you in advance for your help!

  • http://lotharlorraine.wordpress.com/ Lothar Lorraine

    Hey Jame, what’s your take on the NTT?

    I believe that this notion of supernatural Canon is one of the hugest mistakes of the Church.

    Do you know early Church fathers who didn’t believe the Canonical books were more inspired than others?

    Thanks!

    • newenglandsun

      “I believe that this notion of supernatural Canon is one of the hugest mistakes of the Church.”

      Explain.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

      The earliest church fathers don’t really have a theory of inspiration, and don’t approach the text, for the most part, insisting that everything must be understood literally. So there is a wide gulf between them and most modern views of the Bible across the spectrum.

      • http://lotharlorraine.wordpress.com/ Lothar Lorraine

        That’s very interesting.
        Evangelical scholars keep saying that the earliest Church fathers thought their writings were much less inspired
        than those of the NT.

        Could you please refer to articles or audio lectures where people butress your own position?

        2013/9/27 Disqus

        • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

          Well, they certainly viewed supposedly apostolic writings as having a certain primacy. But their lists sometimes differed, and so there was at first no “Bible.” Some people continued to compose works in the name of apostles, and so such individuals clearly didn’t think that earlier works had a corner on the market, as it were. And works were judged by whether they reflected the apostolic faith, and so it was the church that assessed the works, not vice versa.

          I think that any history of the early Church not written by a conservative Evangelical will probably touch on these subjects.


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