At 02:17 PM 12/21/03 -0700, Bob Schacht wrote:
>There's a lot of this going around. Time Magazine's issue dated December 22
>carries a cover story on "The Lost Gospels" (pp. 54 et seq.), under the
>subhead, "Early Christianity was a chaos of theologies, long since
>vanished..." The article is guided mainly by Bart Ehrman's new book, Lost
>Christianities, and is pretty mainstream, for the most part, rather than
>indulging in esoteric headline-grabbing sensationalism. The article cites
>the Da Vinci Code, reinterpretations of traditions about Mary Magdalene
>(e.g., Karen King), the Matrix trilogy, Pagels' Gnostic Gospels, etc. , but
>then settles down to Ehrman's main varieties of early Christian fringe
>groups that have more or less disappeared, i.e., the Ebionites and other
>Jewish Christians, the Gnostics, the Thomasines, and the Marcionites.
Also, Bart Ehrman was recently interviewed on Fresh Air. My weblog has entry
about it with a link to the program, where one can listen to it over the
Stephen C. Carlson mailto:scarlson@...
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