Reading Judas

The Gospel of Judas And the Shaping of Christianity

by Elaine H. Pagels and Karen L. King

Hardcover, 198 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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Reading Judas
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The Gospel of Judas And the Shaping of Christianity
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Elaine H. Pagels and Karen L. King

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The author of The Gnostic Gospels and the author of The Gospel of Mary of Magdala evaluate the meaning of the controversial newly discovered Gospel of Judas, illustrating how the text offers an understanding of Judas's betrayal, the apostles' understanding of Jesus's death, and God's role in the crucifixion. 250,000 first printing.