Why apostolic tradition matters, part 2

Irenaeus of Lyons

It seems that every time a supposedly "lost gospel" is unearthed the media hypes it as if it were the Second Coming.Invariably, these texts contradict the received understanding of the church. The most recent example is the so-called Gospel of Jesus's Wife. The scrap of parchment, published to great fanfare but quickly shown to be fake, purportedly demonstrated belief among early Christians that Jesus was married.Before that you'll recall the froth and frenzy around the 2006 publication … [Read more...]


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