. . . ground-breaking . . . Many times in the course of reading her explications I found myself saying, "Of course, why hasn't someone said this before?" By showing how the sectarian demonization of the "intimate enemies"--Jews and heretics--shaped early Christianity, the book helps us to understand the power of irrational forces that still need to be confronted in contemporary society. -- S. David Sperling, professor of Bible, Hebrew Union College --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Pagels, whose Gnostic Gospels (LJ 1/15/79) was a best seller and a major award winner, here examines the New Testament tendency to associate the Devil with Jews resistant to the teachings of Christianity.
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Well written! Difficult material written in a very fluent style.Published 2 months ago by C. Tarvin
I listened to this on audio. There wasn't anything really surprising in the book since I had already read the Gnostic Gospels and one about Eve and the Serpent, so I didn't give... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Orchid
The book itself is well written in sequence, but instead of more religious facts it was the author describing her point of view and beliefs on the matter.Published 5 months ago by Mackie Phillips