16th June – The Forgotten Gospels

This book by Tim Newton is excellent and introduced me to some gospels I’d never heard of. It’s a real education to read the Gospel of St Thomas and recognise some of the sayings but not all of them. Why was the gospel nor included in the Bible but others were, and who decided this?

These texts are newly translated from their original language and are accompanied by concise explanations of their relevance. The materials have survived in fragments and snippets and many challenge the current understanding. The Gospel of the Hebrews introduces an alternative account of The Resurrection. Clement of Alexandria quotes from a secret Gospel of Mark whereas Celsus claims Mary had an adulterous affair with a Roman soldier Panthera and the result was Jesus.

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

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