Forbidden books of the original New Testament

Forbidden books of the original New Testament Author William Wake
ISBN-10 9788892547285
Year 2016-01-20
Pages
Language en
Publisher William Wake
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To uphold the "right of private judgment," and our "Christian liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free;" to add fuel to the fire of investigation, and in the crucible of deep inquiry, melt from the gold of pure religion, the dross of man's invention; to appeal from the erring tribunals of a fallible Priesthood, and restore to its original state the mutilated Testament of the Saviour; also to induce all earnest thinkers to search not a part, but the whole of the Scriptures, if therein they think they will find eternal life; I, as an advocate of free thought and untrammelled opinion, dispute the authority of those uncharitable, bickering, and ignorant Ecclesiastics who first suppressed these gospels and epistles; and I join issue with their Catholic and Protestant successors who have since excluded them from the New Testament, of which they formed a part; and were venerated by the Primitive Churches, during the first four hundred years of the Christian Era.

The Forbidden Books of the New Testament

The Forbidden Books of the New Testament Author Archbishop Wake
ISBN-10 1540868133
Year 2016-12-08
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Archbishop William Wake's translations of texts excluded or analogous with the Biblical New Testament remains an authoritative, well-regarded and wide-ranging source for scholars and enthusiasts of ancient Christendom. In this collection are books which detail the life of Mary the mother of Jesus Christ, and the miracles performed by the infant Christ. A further book details the childhood of Jesus, together with his later interactions with various individuals important or incidental to the New Testament narrative. Later in the text we encounter the various epistles such as the Magnesians, Romans, Trallians and Philadelphians. Some of these writings appear to be intended as a supplement to the existing books of the New Testament, rather than as entirely distinct books in themselves. Not all of the books contain anecdotes or conversations between the major figures of the New Testament. Many are more concerned with discussing various aspects of Christian virtue and practice such as how one may conduct a good fast, avoid slipping into deceit, and retain a strong belief in the one, true God. As such, we can consider many of these texts as wholesome instruction on matters of observance. When he first translated the apocryphal texts of the Bible in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Archbishop William Wake was a revered figure in the Church of England. He held an intense personal interest in the ancient texts, and worked tirelessly to collate and translate them into English for the consideration of Christian audiences. Although these books are not considered canon, many date from ancient times and were under consideration for inclusion in the New Testament. In the centuries since Wake uncovered these texts, it is without doubt that substantially more on the subject has been discovered by various archaeologists, historians, researchers and Biblical scholars. However, as a single source of Biblical apocrypha, Wake's collection remains the most complete. This edition of the Forbidden Books unites all of the 17th and 18th century texts, supplementing them with an explanatory preface and referential notes appended at the conclusion of each book. The chapters and verses are set out with the greatest clarity, allowing the reader ease of reading and comprehension.

The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden

The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden Author Rutherford Hayes Platt
ISBN-10 0452009448
Year 1974-12-01
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Plume
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Suppressed by the early Church Fathers who compiled the Bible, these Apocryphal Books have for centuries been shrouded in silence. Now, for the first time in a paperbound book, the reader can discover the hidden beauties of the Lost Books. To be found in this volume are the Apostles' Creed, the Psalms and Odes of Solomon, and other Apocryphal writings that have become part of our religious heritage. The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife, of Adam and Eve, of the girlhood and betrothal of Mary, of the childhood of Jesus, are here in all the warmth, intimacy, and humanity of their first telling.

The Forbidden Books of the New Testament

The Forbidden Books of the New Testament Author Archbishop William Wake
ISBN-10 1500963593
Year 2014-08-27
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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William Wake (26 January 1657 – 24 January 1737) was a priest in the Church of England and Archbishop of Canterbury from 1716 until his death in 1737.

Banned from the Bible

Banned from the Bible Author Joseph Lumpkin
ISBN-10 193358047X
Year 2008
Pages 820
Language en
Publisher Fifth Estate Incorporated
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Books Banned, Rejected, And Forbidden From The Bible Section One Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament Enoch Jubilees Jasher Section Two Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days Apocalypse of Abraham Apocalypse of Thomas 4 Ezra 2 Baruch Section Three Lost Scriptures of the New Testament Gospel of Philip Gospel of Mary Magdalene Apocryphon of John Gospel of Thomas Gospel of Judas

The Missing Gospels

The Missing Gospels Author Darrell L. Bock
ISBN-10 9781418578107
Year 2007-10-07
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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IS JESUS WHO YOU THINK HE IS? Perhaps you've heard the recent buzz about "alternative Christianities" and "new gospels." Speculations have shown up in magazines, documentaries, popular fiction, and even on the big screen. Much of the controversy stems from a library of ancient texts found at Nag Hammadi, Egypt. Now revolutionary questions about the Christian faith are being raised as a result of these findings: Is Jesus truly a divine Savior or just a teacher of wisdom? Is orthodoxy a by-product of third-century or fourth-century theologians? Did Judas betray Jesus because of evil intent or a request by Jesus? Does salvation include the physical body or just the soul? Darrell L. Bock takes you on a tour of the new claims as well as the controversial writings, examining their origins and comparing them with traditional sources. With discussion questions for group or individual study at the end of each chapter, The Missing Gospels will help you understand the messages of all of these writings so you can form your own opinion. This provocative work could even change what you believe!

The Forbidden Books of the Original New Testament of Jesus Christ and Other Portions of the Ancient Holy Scriptures Now Extant Attributed to His Apostles and Their Disciples and Venerated by the Primitive Christian Churches During the First Four Centuries But Since After Violent Disputations Forbidden by the Bishops of the Nicene Council in the Reign of the Emperor Constantine and Omitted from the Catholic and Protestant Editions of the New Testament by Its Compilers

The Forbidden Books of the Original New Testament of Jesus Christ  and Other Portions of the Ancient Holy Scriptures  Now Extant  Attributed to His Apostles  and Their Disciples  and Venerated by the Primitive Christian Churches During the First Four Centuries  But Since  After Violent Disputations  Forbidden by the Bishops of the Nicene Council  in the Reign of the Emperor Constantine   and Omitted from the Catholic and Protestant Editions of the New Testament  by Its Compilers Author William Wake
ISBN-10 OCLC:55550043
Year 1878
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher
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The Forbidden Books The Suppressed Gospels Epistles of the Original New Testament Hardback

The Forbidden Books   The Suppressed Gospels   Epistles of the Original New Testament   Hardback Author Archbishop William Wake
ISBN-10 1847999158
Year 2007-08-30
Pages 602
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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Attributed to the Apostles & their Disciples. BANNED - after violent disputes by Bishops. SENSATIONAL - Joseph's shock at girl in his care pregnant DISCOVER - Jesus as a child makes clay animals & birds walk, fly & eat, He is taken as a sorcerer OUTRAGE - Jesus causes those he dislikes to die. "we will not allow him to go out; for everyone who displeases him is killed." REVEALED - Joseph is bad carpenter. Jesus corrects miraculously items "not properly made by Joseph" These Gospels fill a great void in the early life of the Saviour. It is consistent with every sincere Christian's faith to believe He had the power to perform the miracles here ascribed. E. Hancock: "I as an advocate of free thought dispute the authority of the ignorant who suppressed these Gospels & excluded them from the New Testament, of which they formed a part & were venerated during the first 400 yrs of the Christian Era. You only possess HALF THE TESTAMENT. READ THE COMPLETED BOOK.

Lost Christianities

Lost Christianities Author Bart D. Ehrman
ISBN-10 0199756686
Year 2005-09-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The early Christian Church was a chaos of contending beliefs. Some groups of Christians claimed that there was not one God but two or twelve or thirty. Some believed that the world had not been created by God but by a lesser, ignorant deity. Certain sects maintained that Jesus was human but not divine, while others said he was divine but not human. In Lost Christianities, Bart D. Ehrman offers a fascinating look at these early forms of Christianity and shows how they came to be suppressed, reformed, or forgotten. All of these groups insisted that they upheld the teachings of Jesus and his apostles, and they all possessed writings that bore out their claims, books reputedly produced by Jesus's own followers. Modern archaeological work has recovered a number of key texts, and as Ehrman shows, these spectacular discoveries reveal religious diversity that says much about the ways in which history gets written by the winners. Ehrman's discussion ranges from considerations of various "lost scriptures"--including forged gospels supposedly written by Simon Peter, Jesus's closest disciple, and Judas Thomas, Jesus's alleged twin brother--to the disparate beliefs of such groups as the Jewish-Christian Ebionites, the anti-Jewish Marcionites, and various "Gnostic" sects. Ehrman examines in depth the battles that raged between "proto-orthodox Christians"--those who eventually compiled the canonical books of the New Testament and standardized Christian belief--and the groups they denounced as heretics and ultimately overcame. Scrupulously researched and lucidly written, Lost Christianities is an eye-opening account of politics, power, and the clash of ideas among Christians in the decades before one group came to see its views prevail.

The Jewish Annotated New Testament

The Jewish Annotated New Testament Author Amy-Jill Levine
ISBN-10 9780199927067
Year 2011-11-15
Pages 700
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Although major New Testament figures--Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus' mother Mary and Mary Magdalene--were Jews, living in a culture steeped in Jewish history, beliefs, and practices, there has never been an edition of the New Testament that addresses its Jewish background and the culture from which it grew--until now. In The Jewish Annotated New Testament, eminent experts under the general editorship of Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler put these writings back into the context of their original authors and audiences. And they explain how these writings have affected the relations of Jews and Christians over the past two thousand years. An international team of scholars introduces and annotates the Gospels, Acts, Letters, and Revelation from Jewish perspectives, in the New Revised Standard Version translation. They show how Jewish practices and writings, particularly the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, influenced the New Testament writers. From this perspective, readers gain new insight into the New Testament's meaning and significance. In addition, thirty essays on historical and religious topics--Divine Beings, Jesus in Jewish thought, Parables and Midrash, Mysticism, Jewish Family Life, Messianic Movements, Dead Sea Scrolls, questions of the New Testament and anti-Judaism, and others--bring the Jewish context of the New Testament to the fore, enabling all readers to see these writings both in their original contexts and in the history of interpretation. For readers unfamiliar with Christian language and customs, there are explanations of such matters as the Eucharist, the significance of baptism, and "original sin." For non-Jewish readers interested in the Jewish roots of Christianity and for Jewish readers who want a New Testament that neither proselytizes for Christianity nor denigrates Judaism, The Jewish Annotated New Testament is an essential volume that places these writings in a context that will enlighten students, professionals, and general readers.

The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot

The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot Author Bart D. Ehrman
ISBN-10 0199711046
Year 2006-10-09
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The recent National Geographic special on the Gospel of Judas was a major media event, introducing to tens of millions of viewers one of the most important biblical discoveries of modern times. Now, a leading historian of the early church, Bart Ehrman, offers the first comprehensive account of the newly discovered Gospel of Judas, revealing what this legendary lost gospel contains and why it is so important for our understanding of Christianity. Ehrman, a featured commentator in the National Geographic special, describes how he first saw the Gospel of Judas--surprisingly, in a small room above a pizza parlor in a Swiss town near Lake Geneva--and he recounts the fascinating story of where and how this ancient papyrus document was discovered, how it moved around among antiquities dealers in Egypt, the United States, and Switzerland, and how it came to be restored and translated. More important, Ehrman gives the reader a complete and clear account of what the book teaches and he shows how it relates to other Gospel texts--both those inside the New Testament and those outside of it, most notably, the Gnostic texts of early Christianity. Finally, he describes what we now can say about the historical Judas himself as well as his relationship with Jesus, suggesting that one needs to read between the lines of the early Gospels to see exactly what Judas did and why he did it. The Gospel of Judas presents an entirely new view of Jesus, his disciples, and the man who allegedly betrayed him. It raises many questions and Bart Ehrman provides illuminating and authoritative answers, in a book that will interest anyone curious about the New Testament, the life of Jesus, and the history of Christianity after his death.