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OF DEATH - THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE GOSPEL OF JUDAS
The publication of The Gospel of Judas in 2006 was a media sensation which generated terrific interest. Now, for the first time, the story of its hidden history and publication is told in full. Beginning with the discovery of the Gospel in Egypt 30 years ago, and examining its subsequent movements from one antiquities dealer to another we discover how this precious document eventually finds a home in a New York City safety deposit box, before finally being published to a huge public fanfare. Reading like a well-paced thriller, this fascinating work of scholarship looks at the ways in which Judas has been maligned and misrepresented across the centuries, and in doing so also helps shed new light on the origins of Christianity.
Tobias Churton is a filmmaker and the founding editor of the magazine Freemasonry Today. He studied theology at Oxford University and created the award-winning documentary series and accompanying book The Gnostics, as well as several other films on Christian doctrine, mysticism, and magical folklore. He lives in England.
The explosive story of how the Gospel of Judas came to be published and how this influences our view of the origins of Christianity is told in full for the first time
exposé begins with the exciting story of the discovery of The
Gospel of Judas in Egypt in 1978, tracing its passage through the hands
of various dealers before it languished in a New York safety deposit
box with a 3-million-dollar price tag for years before it was finally
published – accompanied by a huge fanfare of publicity and controversy.
Kiss of Death explains the message of the Gospel and the importance
of its discovery, setting it in the context of other Gnostic texts and
traditions. Written like a pacy thriller, it is an intelligent and well-researched
study which offers a fresh perspective on the origins of Christianity.