13499The Gospel of Judas, two viewpoints, this Week on Aeon Byte!
- Jan 10, 2009A pair of programs side by side dedicated to one of the most
controversial yet fascinating Gnostic Scriptures to have erupted from
the sands of Egypt. Two of the greatest Gnostic Scholars of our days
discuss its discovery, theology, narrative and mystical gifts of The
Gospel of Judas. Yet one scholar takes the stance of Judas being a
hero in the Passion Play of Christ; the other scholar posits that
Judas was actually a demonic villain working for the Archons the
entire time. Which Judas will you side with?
Astral Guests-- Marvin Meyer, author of 'The Gnostic Discoveries:
The Impact of the Nag Hammadi Library', 'The Unknown Gnostic Gospels'
as well as editor of 'The Gnostic Bible' and the new translation of
'The Nag Hammadi Library'.
And April De Conick, author of `The Thirteenth Apostle',
'Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas' and 'Voices of the Mystics'.
Judas as the Gnostic Hero with Marvin Meyer
--The process in which the Gospel of Judas was discovered and translated.
--Not only its Sethian flavor, but how there are hints of
proto-Kabbalah and heavy Jewish Mysticism within its pages.
--An intimate look between the close relationship of the enlightened
Judas and the Logos.
--Is the Gospel of Judas a monolithic work or a patchwork of different
--How one of its keynotes is a direct shot at the rising Christian
--Rethinking Judas Iscariot, inside and outside of his Gospel.
--Barbelo another possible meaning for supreme, supernal female Godhead.
--How it has affected Gnostic scholarship including the question of
`Gnosticism' even being a word that should be used at all.
Judas as the Gnostic Villain with April De Conick
--The various reasons the National Geographic team presented a faulty
rendition of the Gospel of Judas.
--How other scholars have received April's new version.
--Looking at the various translation errors that dramatically change
the message of this Gnostic Gospel.
--A quick recap of the Gospel of Judas that pits the Gnostic Jesus
against his own Apostles.
--Understanding Sethian Gnosticism, the ideology behind the Gospel of
Judas, and their battles against Orthodox Christianity.
--How the Gnostic Judas is actually a being far more terrifying than
the Demiurge or any of his Archons.
--An overview of the other overlooked texts that came with the Gospel
And, believe it or not, much more!!!