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    Link: http://tinyurl.com/yvwoa Unorthodox Pair Converts Judas Tale Into a Page-Turner By Sarah Delaney Excerpt: ROME, March 20 -- A very odd couple has teamed
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 21, 2007
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      http://tinyurl.com/yvwoa

      Unorthodox Pair Converts Judas Tale Into a Page-Turner
      By Sarah Delaney

      Excerpt:

      ROME, March 20 -- A very odd couple has teamed up to spread the word
      of the Gospel -- in this case, the Gospel of Judas, in a fictional
      but, according to the authors, theologically plausible explanation
      of why Christianity's most maligned personality did what he did.

      They hope it will inspire people to pay more attention to the Bible.

      Lord Jeffrey Archer, author of best-selling thrillers, former member
      of the British Parliament and convicted perjurer, has written "The
      Gospel According to Judas" with the academic help of the Rev.
      Francis J. Moloney, a world-class biblical scholar and former
      theological adviser to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict
      XVI.

      Not to be confused with the Gospel of Judas on display last year at
      the National Geographic Society, this small, gilt-edged book is
      narrated by Benjamin Iscariot, the hypothetical eldest son of the
      disciple who betrayed Jesus. Not, however, for 30 pieces of silver.

      Although it has not been officially Vatican-endorsed, Vatican Radio
      devoted a segment to it today, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute
      held a lecture on the book. The authors hope to attract people to
      the Bible and renew examination of the life of Jesus and his
      relationship to Judas Iscariot.
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