Sacred Texts: The Gospels

Talk of the Nation continues its series on sacred texts with a look at The Gospels ...the first and most well-known part of the Christian New Testament. Ray Suarez and guests will discuss what historians are learning about the writing of these texts, and what influence they have on Christian life today. Guests: Martin E. Marty Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Modern Christianity, University of Chicago Author Under God Indivisible (U. of Chicago Press) and Places Along the Way (Augsburg) Elaine Pagels Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion Princeton University Author The Gnostic Gospels (1979) Adam, Eve and the Serpent (1988) The Origin of Satan (1996) (all by Random House) Yaraslav Pelikan Sterling Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University Listeners call in



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