The Message of Jesus: The Continuing Controversy

Recorded in 2006 by the Center for New Thinking.

The discovery of ‘other’ gospels at Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt in 1945 has traumatized the world of Christian scholarship. The Jesus of these gospels is very different from the Jesus of the gospels in the New Testament. His message in the ‘other’ stories is vastly different. A message of enlightenment is not the same as a message of salvation. The problem was aggravated by the recent debut of the Gospel of Judas, which transforms Judas Iscariot from a villain into a hero. Can these two messages be reconciled. If not, which one is the real one?

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