Examines the gospel literature that did not make it into the New Testament: the Gospel According to Thomas, Gnostic gospels such as the Gospel According to Phillip, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Gospel of Judas, infancy gospels, and lost Jewish-Christian gospels. It also considers the development of the categories "heresy" and "orthodoxy," as well as the process of canonization.
Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students at all levels welcome.
(not offered 2015-16.)