The Apocryphal Gospels: Exploring the Lost Books of the Bible
Date: October 2010
Duration: 4 hours 55 minutes
Discover some of the most fascinating early Christian texts.
What are the apocryphal gospels? Purporting to fill in the missing pieces of Jesus' life story, these books are often the subject of popular discussion and heated debates. Few, however, truly understand their context and meaning.
In The Apocryphal Gospels: Exploring the Lost Books of the Bible, you have the opportunity to explore these gripping texts with one of Catholicism's great scholars. These 12 erudite lectures will shed light upon the early Christian community and how they responded to response to questions that could not be found in the canonical New Testament.
Under the guidance of Fr. Bert Buby, you will explore the most important non-canonical gospels and the controversies that surround them. As you will come to understand, the apocryphal gospels display the great diversity among the churches in the early centuries of Christianity. While exploring such texts as the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and early Gnostic books, you will gain a powerful glimpse into the beliefs of first followers of Christ.
Just like the ancient writers of the apocryphal gospels, believers today are fascinated by the life of Christ. Take this adventure through the intriguing stories that influenced the founders of the Christian faith.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection.