Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (18-5)

And lo! The Tuesday time for teasing is upon us again, from Should be Reading.

According to The Gospel of Judas, then, the fundamental problem is that "the twelve" -- here, stand-ins for church leaders -- do not know who Jesus is and do not understand who God is, either. They wrongly think that God requires suffering and sacrifice. But the author of The Gospel of Judas -- and others within the early movement as well -- was asking question like this: What does such teaching make of God?

Page 66, Reading Judas: the Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity. Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King.


  1. I have a copy of this on my shelves, and I've looked at a few passages, but really want to read the whole thing one of these days. Fine teaser!