are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins
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Jesus' earliest followers retold and rewrote his teaching in different forms before it reached the versions familiar from the canonical Gospels. The modern rediscovery of other texts from Christianity's early years has revealed that an alternative view of Jesus - as teacher of wisdom rather than deity and martyr - can still be detected in the New Testament. Two such texts are the focus of this book: the Gospel of Thomas and a reconstruction of the lost Sayings Gospel Q. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.