Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions Genuinely Available

A couple of days ago I received my copy of the proceedings of the York Christian Apocrypha Symposium that I presented at on the subject of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife. The volume is published by Cascade (an imprint of Wipf and Stock) and available through Amazon as well as the publisher’s website.

Readers may recall me liveblogging the conference as it was happening.

The volume includes the keynote address by Bart Ehrman which inspired me to write the parody song “50 Ways to Forge a Gospel.” I realize that I am long overdue to write a post working through the references and allusions in the song to a range of apocryphal, pseudepigraphal, forged, misattributed, and other works that I hope at least some listeners were able to pick up on. I will still do that at some point if I think anyone might be interested.

In the meantime, there is the book, which is definitely of interest, and includes chapters whose attributions of authorship are precise and accurate!

See also April DeConick’s review post about the book, Jim Davila’s series about a related collection of early Christian extracanonical texts, and the many additions to the wonderful e-clavis online resource. See also Philip Jenkins’ series on alternative scriptures, as well as the posts from a while back by Mark Goodacre and Philip Tite on texts like the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife. Harvard now has high resolution images of the papyrus online.

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  • Tony Prost

    too bad it is a $54 paperback