Friday, January 6, 2012

Beginning ~ with a rash title

The Gospel of Jesus: A Historical Search for the Original Good News ~ by James M. Robinson, 2005, religion
The rash title of this book, The Gospel of Jesus, does not have in view the gospel about Jesus that Paul preached, which, following him, the Christian church down through the ages has believed as the one and only gospel ... Rather, the title refers to the gospel that was Jesus' own message in Galilee during a very brief period, probably no more than a year, before his crucifixion.  These two gospels are not the same, and, what is even worse, Jesus' own gospel has been lost from sight, hidden behind the gospel of the church.
Well, this is off to an interesting start.  I wonder what Robinson will say is different between the message of Jesus and the message of the church.  Is anyone else curious about stuff like this?

  If you want to play along, this meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages. Share the first sentence or two of the book you are reading. (Sometimes it takes several sentences to get the full thought.) Then, share your impressions of that beginning.  Click this link to see what others say about the books they are reading this week.

5 comments:

Helen's Book Blog said...

Quite an intellectual undertaking this week. I hope this is interesting and well done

Tea said...

The words "lost from sight" catch my interest.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Fascinating...and it doesn't surprise me, since I can imagine how things passed down can be lost or changed....

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JC Jones said...

There is a lot said about what is in the Bible and what was left out. This sounds interesting.

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