The Gospel of Judas: Coptic Text, Translation, and by Lance Jenott

By Lance Jenott

Lance Jenott offers a brand new severe version, annotated translation, and interpretation of the Gospel of Judas which, for the 1st time, comprises all extant fragments of the manuscript. Departing from the scholarly debate over how this second-century Gospel portrays the nature of Judas Iscariot, he investigates the text's preoccupation with Jesus' Twelve Disciples, and why its writer slanders them as immoral monks who unwittingly provide sacrifice to a fake god. Jenott demanding situations earlier interpretations of Judas as a Gnostic textual content that criticizes the sacrificial theology, Christology, and formality practices of the orthodox church, together with Eucharist and baptism. as a substitute, he emphasizes how its Christian writer voices a political critique of the rising clergy who confirmed their ecclesiological authority via doctrines of apostolic succession and the specific correct to manage the Eucharist. within the ultimate bankruptcy, Jenott leaves questions on the author's second-century Sitz im Leben at the back of to contemplate how Judas could have appealed to the fourth-century Coptic Christians who produced our merely recognized copy.

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