“The Apocryphal Jesus” book is now available in paperback and ebook on Amazon

My new book “The Apocryphal Jesus” is now available in paperback & ebook versions, be sure to see here first for my special offer to save you some money.

From the intro:

My new book “The Apocryphal Jesus” is now available in paperback & ebook versions, be sure to see here first for my special offer to save you some money.

From the intro:

The purpose of this work is to review that which 35 apocryphal texts state about Jesus and to do so for various reasons. One reason is that some people have the idea that such apocryphal text, by any other name such as alternate gospels, portray Jesus in very different terms than does the New Testament or subsequent Christian theology. Such ideas are promulgated largely by pop-researchers and popularizers of Gnosticism, zeitgeist-style theorists, Jesus mythicists, et al. Each section concludes with a “Score” wherein is given a succinct review of that which the text stated in agreement with the New Testament and what “unique features” it contained. Additionally, an appendix lists 210 citations to texts that reference Jesus from within the first two centuries AD.

As a whole I would say that Jesus is such an undeniable figure that even those seeking to change our view of Him must admit various true facts about Him. Thus, there are portions of the apocryphal texts which portray a Jesus consistent with the NT canon. That being said, I point out where each text contains that which I term “unique features” which range from simply extra-biblical to actually contradictory.

You can order “The Apocryphal Jesus” in paperback and ebook from Amazon, see here.

See my other books that are historical Jesus related:
Jesus: Historical, Biblical, Apocryphal, Mythical Pagan Copycat

On Jesus Mythicists’ Mythicism Myth

Now as a literary historian, I am perfectly convinced that whatever else the Gospels are, they are not legends. I have read a great deal of legend (myth) and I am quite clear that they are not the same sort of thing.
—C. S. Lewis, Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University

Here are the text that I review within the book:

The Gospel Of Thomas
Oxyrhynchus 1224 Gospel
The Egerton Gospel Aka Papyrus Egerton
The Gospel Of Peter
The Letter Of Clement Of Alexandria On Secret Mark
Epistle of Barnabas
The Gospel Of The Egyptians
The Gospel Of The Hebrews
The Apocalypse Of Peter
The Gospel Of Thaddaeus
The Secret Book Of James aka Apocryphon Of James
The Preaching aka Teaching Of Peter
The Gospel Of The Ebionites
The Gospel Of The Nazoreans
The Oxyrhynchus 840 Gospel
The Traditions aka Gospel Of Matthias
The Gospel Of Mary
The Dialogue Of The Savior
The Gospel Of Judas
The Epistula Apostolorum
The Infancy Gospel Of James aka Protevangelium Of James
The Infancy Gospel Of Thomas
The Acts Of Peter
The Acts Of John
The Acts Of Paul
The Acts Of Andrew
The Acts Of Peter And The Twelve
The Gospel Of Nicodemus And The Acts Of Pilate aka Christ’s Descent To The Dead
The Book Of Thomas The Contender
The Acts Of Thomas
The Letters Of Christ And Abgarus
The Sophia / Wisdom Of Jesus Christ
The Gospel Of Bartholomew
The Syriac aka Arabic Infancy Gospel Of The Saviour aka The First Gospel Of The Infancy Of Jesus Christ
The Avenging Of The Saviour

“But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder
—New Testament, Mark 10

“Simon Peter said to him,
‘Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life.’
Jesus said,
‘I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that
she too may become a living spirit resembling you males.
For every woman who will make herself
male will enter the kingdom of heaven’”
—apocryphal Gospel of Thomas

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