The Secrets of Judas: The Story of the Misunderstood Disciple and His Lost Gospel  -     By: James M. Robinson
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HarperCollins / 2007 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.33 (inches)
ISBN: 006117064X
ISBN-13: 9780061170645
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The discovery of a previously lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot has electrified the Christian community. What Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tell us about Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, is inconsistent and biased. Therefore, the revelation of an ancient gospel that portrays this despised man as someone who saw his role in the Passion of Christ as integral to a larger plan—a divine plan—brings new clarity to the old story. If Judas had not betrayed Jesus, Jesus would not have been handed over to the authorities, crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. Could it be that without Judas, the Easter miracle would never have happened?

In The Secrets of Judas, James M. Robinson, an expert historian of early Christianity, examines the Bible and other ancient texts and reveals what we can and cannot know about the life of the historical Judas, his role in Jesus's crucifixion, and whether the Christian church should reevaluate his intentions and possible innocence. Robinson tells the sensational story of the discovery of a gospel attributed to Judas, and shows how this affects Judas's newfound meaning for history and for the Christian faith.

Author Bio

James M. Robinson, consultant for this collection, is widely known for his groundbreaking contribution as the permanent secretary of UNESCO's International Committee for the Nag Hammadi codices, and his many published works on Gnostic texts and the Sayings Gospel Q.

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Professor Robinson’s new book, The Secrets of Judas, should be read alongside the National Geographic volumes for another perspective.
America’s leading expert on ancient religious texts from Egypt.

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  1. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    June 5, 2008
    Adel R Ibrahim
    This book is a story of great misunderstanding. The author has fallen in great amount of mistakes that need another book to highlight them. The book is based on a wrong question, what if Judas had not betrayed Jesus Christ?. It is a suggesting question that ignores the freedom given by God to human being. It is very easy to any beginner Biblical/theological scholar to ruin the principals used by the author to build up his theory.
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