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The Many Faces of Christ : The Thousand-Year Story of the Survival and Influence of the Lost Gospels
by Philip Jenkins


Overview - We are often told that early Christianity comprised a vast multitude of strange sects, and that this diversity was wiped out in the fourth century when the Church canonized the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. But how, then, can we explain that the scene of the baby Jesus in the manger--the central image of the Christmas story--shows the influence of the "Protevangelium," or that our belief that the Serpent in Eden is Satan comes from another so-called Lost Gospel?  Read more...

 
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Overview
We are often told that early Christianity comprised a vast multitude of strange sects, and that this diversity was wiped out in the fourth century when the Church canonized the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. But how, then, can we explain that the scene of the baby Jesus in the manger--the central image of the Christmas story--shows the influence of the "Protevangelium," or that our belief that the Serpent in Eden is Satan comes from another so-called Lost Gospel?
In " Title TK]," Philip Jenkins offers a revelatory new history of Christianity, showing that hundreds of these supposedly lost alternate gospels were never suppressed by the early Church, but instead remained widely influential until the Reformation--and continue to play major roles in Christian belief to this day. An authoritative account of the formation of the biblical canon and the evolution of modern faith, " Title TK]" restores the "Lost Gospels" to their proper place in history and in belief.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780465066926
  • ISBN-10: 0465066925
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 336


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