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This site is devoted to theological and philosophical investigations of the spiritual meanings of life, current events, music, spiritual growth, nature, and learning to be attuned to listening to the 'language of God.' The name of this blog comes from one of Jonathan Edwards's journals which he called 'Shadows of Divine Things,' and later renamed 'Images of Divine Things.' As a Christian I am continously on a spiritual journey to grow more into the image of Christ, to understand what it means to be crucified with Christ. To seek the truths of the Christian Faith is of upmost importance, and to know that any truths that are found outside of Christianity are present there because they ultimately point to God. I have an M.A. in theology and apologetics and I completed one year of graduate studies in Philosophy at Marquette University.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The 'Judas Gospel'


A new discovery of an ancient Coptic text has been "revealed". This is sure to stir up some theological and historical controversy. You can read about it here.

2 Comments:

Anonymous CB said...

Yes, this release will certainly stir up some controversy, but most likely not as much as people may want! The Gnostic teachings found in the ‘Gospel’ of Judas were addressed previously by Ireneus (bishop of Lyons) in AD 180, in his treatise ‘Against Heresies.’ Liberal scholar Elaine Pagel’s statement in regards to the release of ‘Judas’ seems to indicate that there was no orthodoxy at the time, which is quite incorrect. Though Gnosticism presented some difficulties to Orthodox Christianity, it should be noted that this trend came after the establishment of the church and represents a syncretism of philosophy rather than an authentic teaching. I’ve written a bit more in response to ‘Judas’ on my blog- take a look if you’re interested. - a fellow Apologist

12:56 AM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger T.B. Vick said...

CB,

Thank for the comments. I figured that this 'gospel' was a second century (possibly third century) Gnostic text.

I actually saw a short news special on the documents last night and they interviewed Elaine Pagel - she had some interesting things to say (of course I disagreed with her on several points where I thought she was off a bit). Anyway, it will be interesting to see how the academic world views this text.

Get ready for all the newly published material about it!

9:21 AM, April 07, 2006  

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