I am currently working on a book and while I am waiting for the reviewers to complete their task, I found myself writing the one announced hereafter.
“The Apocryphal Jesus”
Publisher: No End Books
Copyright © 2017 AD – Ken Ammi – truefreethinker.com
From the intro:
The purpose of this work is to review that which various apocryphal texts state about Jesus and to do so for various reasons. One reason is that some people have the idea that such apocryphal text, by any other name such as alternate gospels, portray Jesus in very different terms than does the New Testament (hereinafter “NT”) or subsequent Christian theology. Such idea are promulgated largely by pop-researchers and popularizers of Gnosticism, zeitgeist-style theorists, Jesus mythicists, et al.
The book is a consideration of how 34 apocryphal texts portray Jesus.
I may go on to “publish” this on Amazon or some such service but decided to begins its run by utilizing PayPal. When you submit money via PayPal it auto-notifies the one receiving the money and that email includes the payee’s e-address.
Thus, you can use the following PayPal link, send at least $7.00 (I say “at least” only because that is what I am charging for the book but some people may want to donate a little extra) and I will email you the e-book in PDF format.
Feel free to contact me with any issues, question, concerns, etc. via this link.
Here are the text that I review within the book:
The Gospel Of Thomas
Oxyrhynchus 1224 Gospel
The Egerton Gospel Aka Papyrus Egerton
The Gospel Of Peter
The Letter Of Clement Of Alexandria On Secret Mark
The Gospel Of The Egyptians
The Gospel Of The Hebrews
The Apocalypse Of Peter
The Gospel Of Thaddaeus
The Secret Book Of James aka Apocryphon Of James
The Preaching Aka Teaching Of Peter
The Gospel Of The Ebionites
The Gospel Of The Nazoreans
The Oxyrhynchus 840 Gospel
The Traditions Aka Gospel Of Matthias
The Gospel Of Mary
The Dialogue Of The Savior
The Gospel Of Judas
The Epistula Apostolorum
The Infancy Gospel Of James aka Protevangelium Of James
The Infancy Gospel Of Thomas
The Acts Of Peter
The Acts Of John
The Acts Of Paul
The Acts Of Andrew
The Acts Of Peter And The Twelve
The Gospel Of Nicodemus And The Acts Of Pilate aka Christ’s Descent To The Dead
The Book Of Thomas The Contender
The Acts Of Thomas (200-225 Ad) 47
The Letters Of Christ And Abgarus
The Sophia / Wisdom Of Jesus Christ
The Gospel Of Bartholomew
The Syriac aka Arabic Infancy Gospel Of The Saviour aka The First Gospel Of The Infancy Of Jesus Christ
The Avenging Of The Saviour
“But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder
—New Testament, Mark 10
“Simon Peter said to him,
‘Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life.’
‘I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that
she too may become a living spirit resembling you males.
For every woman who will make herself
male will enter the kingdom of heaven’”
—apocryphal Gospel of Thomas
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