Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Review of Jenkins, The Many Faces of Christ

NEW TESTAMENT APOCRYPHA WATCH: Book review: 'Many Faces of Christ' discusses evolution of church (Michael L. Ramsey, The Roanoke Times).
We know Christ from the paintings and writings of Europeans. We also know him from the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the Pauline letters and other books in the New Testament. After the Church allied itself with the Roman Empire in A.D. 336, many other gospels were removed from the canon of Christianity and were lost — or were they?

Philip Jenkins, distinguished professor of history at Baylor University, presents in his new work “The Many Faces of Christ” stories of how the lost gospels were not lost at all. The subtitle, “The Thousand Year Story of the Survival and Influence of the Lost Gospels,” answers the question of whether theses writings were lost or just excluded from readings approved by councils of the established church.

More on the book is here and links