Introduction* Some Arab peasants found early records of early Christianity in a jar. * Mohammed 'Ali did not want to break the jar open at first. * The scrolls were scattered around the globe. * The Jung Foundation bought the codices. * Many gospels were written, talking about various apostles who were not given a voice in the Bible. * The dating of the Greek gospels is controversial. * The Nag Hammadi discovery did not surface to the public for awhile.
Chapter 1* The resurrection is seen to be the building block of orthodox Christianity. * There is much debate over whether the resurrection was physical or spiritual. * Pagels concludes that the use of a spiritual resurrection is good for the politics of the church. * Different people have written as having seen Jesus when he resurrected.
Chapter 2* Marcion believed there were actually two different and separate gods. * It is unclear as to whether the writings meant...
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