What does the Gospel of Judas really tell us?
Joining other recently found and publicized “gospels,” the Gospel of Judas has found its way into the limelight. The ancient manuscript appears to be genuine—so what are we to make of the claims therein? Claims such as:
- Judas was doing what Jesus asked him to do when he betrayed Jesus
- Jesus came to offer secret knowledge of how to escape this earthly world, rather than to usher in God’s kingdom on earth
- Jesus felt no pain on the cross
- and more
This timely response to the Gospel of Judas is the authoritative, orthodox word on what the Gospel of Judas really tells us—and does not tell us—about Jesus, Judas, early Christianity, and Gnosticism. N. T. Wright, as both a bishop and a historian, is uniquely qualified to speak on the subject. In Judas and the Gospel of Jesus, he clearly and fairly answers your questions about this “new gospel.”
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- Title: Judas and the Gospel of Jesus
- Author: N.T. Wright
- Publisher: SPCK
- Publication Date: 2006
- Pages: 160
About N.T. Wright
N. T. Wright is the bishop of Durham in the Church of England. Recently named by Christianity Today as one of the top five theologians in the world, Wright has taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, Oxford, and McGill universities. He is the author of The New Testament and the People of God, Jesus and the Victory of God, The Resurrection of the Son of God, and numerous other books.