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Reading Judas: The Controversial Message of the Ancient Gospel of Judas
Elaine Pagels & Karen L. King.
Publisher Penguin  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9780141030135
Pages/Publication Date 198/2007
Daedalus Item Code 41421
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National Book Award winner Elaine Pagels—author of The Gnostic Gospels—and ecclesiastical history professor Karen King here translate and explore the implications of the long lost Gospel of Judas. Was Judas a betrayer or a loyal disciple? Did he write this shocking document? And what does it mean for us today? Pagels and King reveal a gospel that, far from seeing Jesus's death as a sacrifice for humanity's sins, opposes the idea that God desires martyrdom, and instead points towards a faith that is based on inner spiritual life.

"In fall 2006, the National Geographic Society made quite a splash, bringing to light the discovery of a new gospel in the Gnostic tradition told from Judas's point of view. There have already been several books on the subject, including one by Bart Ehrman, The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot, which provided an overview and placed the book in its historical and religious contexts. Now come two premier names in the field of religious writing to take a more intimate look at the gospel. Pagels, author of the classic Gnostic Gospels, teams with translator extraordinaire King for a compact reader's guide into the heart of the new gospel. The Gospel of Judas can be a convoluted, even bizarre, reading experience, but the combination of King's translation, which appears at the end of the book, and Pagels' text will help general readers get past the difficulties and into the fascinating message, which emphasizes spiritual rather than physical resurrection for both Jesus and his followers. Pagels also shows why this message was so noxious to church leaders and explains how the gospel fits into the body of noncanonical literature. By showing how Judas' vision of life after death should be understood, this elegantly written book makes clear the relevance of a centuries-old text for a contemporary audience."—Booklist (starred review)

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