August 3, 2006
'Gospels' considers diverse early Christianity
By Lylah M. Alphonse, Globe Staff
A New Testament specialist and professor at the Dallas Theological Seminary, Darrell Bock offers a crash course in early Christianity with his new book, "The Missing Gospels: Unearthing the Truth Behind Alternative Christianities." In it, he examines the recent claims that the ``new" or ``lost" gospels -- also known as the ``Gnostic Gospels" discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in 1945, may prove that Christianity as we know it today has changed significantly from its early forms. ... [More]
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
A Look at Early Christianity
I'm fascinated by the world's major religions -- how they're different, what they have in common, how they've evolved over the years. "The Missing Gospels" by Darell L. Bock (who wrote "Breaking the DaVinci Code," the rebuttal to Dan Brown's controversial novel) is an excellent academic look at how the so-called "lost gospels" shed light on Christianity's earliest days.