John Wilson on The Gospel of Judas

John Wilson of Books and Culture has just posted a few thoughts on The Gospel of Judas.

Last week, as we have done for many years, our small group met for a seder in Holy Week. One of my friends asked me about the Gospel of Jesus, whether it is the sort of thing that is likely to challenge the faith of many people. The best response for anyone who wonders about it is to read The Gospel of Judas and Robinson’s book, too. (The stories about the Gospel of Judas don’t begin to capture its essential weirdness. You have to experience it firsthand.) Both books are quite short. Then read the familiar accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. And if you are motivated, finish up with a book recently published by Eerdmans, Paul Barnett’s The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • RC

    i really hope this movie ends up being interesting, it looks like it has potential, but it also could have potential to end up being fairly flat as well.

    –RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

  • RC

    I actually read a large chunk of the gospel of Judas the other day…it’s pretty crazy…but not surprising…I imagine in the next couple years will see more “gospels” as well.

    –RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

  • Matt Page

    Mike Leary’s Ekthesis blog has a load of info about the Gospel of Judas – or GJudas as he’s calling it.

    Matt


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