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Lost Christianities : the battle for Scripture and the faiths we never knew

Author: Bart D Ehrman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes how most forms of early Christianity, and the sacred writings they adhered to, came to be suppressed, proscribed, destroyed - in one way or another lost. This work also tells the story of how the canon of the New Testament became the official, orthodox and sacred text for Christianity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ehrman, Bart D.
Lost Christianities.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003053097
(OCoLC)52335003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bart D Ehrman
ISBN: 0195184149 9780195184143 0195141830 9780195141832 1280481684 9781280481680 0199727120 9780199727124 9780199756681 0199756686
OCLC Number: 57124976
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 294 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction, recouping our losses --
Forgeries and discoveries: Ancient discovery of a forgery, Serapion and the Gospel of Peter; Ancient forgery of a discovery, the Acts of Paul and Thecla; Discovery of an ancient forgery, the Coptic Gospel of Thomas; Forgery of an ancient discovery? Morton Smith and the secret Gospel of Mark --
Heresies and orthodoxies: At polar ends of the spectrum, early Christian Ebionites and Marcionites; Christians "in the know", the worlds of early Christian gnosticism; On the road to Nicaea, the broad swath of proto-orthodox Christianity --
Winners and losers: Quest for orthodoxy; Arsenal of the conflicts, polemic treatises and personal slurs; Additional weapons in the polemic arsenal, forgeries and falsifications; Invention of scripture, the formation of the proto-orthodox New Testament; Winners, losers, and the question of tolerance.
Responsibility: Bart D. Ehrman.
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Ehrman's racy style is gripping ... and he offers a vivid picture of what different groups believed and why. The Church of England Newspaper The strengths of this book are multiple. It brings Read more...

 
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