The Gospel of Jesus
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About "The Gospel of Jesus"
We all know the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, but what was the gospel of Jesus? That is, what was the original "good news" the first disciples heard from Jesus? What did Jesus "really" say that started the dramatic movement in Galilee that grew to become the largest religion in the world? ^ Jesus's original gospel has been lost from sight, hidden behind the version preferred by the church. We have put him on a pedestal, rather than walked in his footsteps. In "The Gospel of Jesus," James M. Robinson, the preeminent expert on the earliest sources of information about Jesus, provides the primary texts in all their unvarnished honesty to get to the true historical message of Jesus -- what Robinson calls "a brittle, upsetting, comforting, challenging gospel." "The Gospel of Jesus"draws on a combination of the most ancient and authentic texts to reveal what Jesus really said and to illuminate what he may still have to say to us today. ^ Robinson addresses such provocative
Meet the Author
James M. Robinson is the former director of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity and professor emeritus at the Claremont Graduate School. He is the author of "Trajectories Through Early Christianity, A New Quest of the Historical Jesus, " and "The Secrets of Judas", and is widely known for his pioneering work on the Sayings of Gospel Q, the Nag Hammadi Codices and as the general editor of "The Nag Hammadi Library in English".