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Veritas : a Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife

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"In 2012, Dr. Karen King, a star professor at the Harvard Divinity School, announced a blockbuster discovery at a scholarly conference just steps from the Vatican: She had found an ancient fragment of papyrus in which Jesus calls Mary Magdalene "my wife." The discovery made front-page news around the world - if early Christians believed that Jesus was married, it would threaten not just the celibate, all-male priesthood, but the entire the 2,000-year history of the faith. Biblical scholars were in an uproar, but King had impeccable credentials as a world-renowned authority on female figures in the Gnostic gospels. The "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," as she titled her discovery, was both a crowning career achievement and powerful proof for her arguments that there were alternative, and much more inclusive, versions of Christianity from its beginnings. Assigned to write a story about King's find, award-winning journalist Ariel Sabar began to unearth disquieting questions about the papyrus. His globe-spanning investigation would lead to a rural hamlet in inland Florida, where he discovered a college dropout with a prophetess wife, a curious past in Germany, and a tortured relationship with the Catholic Church. The deeper Sabar dug into the mysteries of the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," the more surreal the story became. VERITAS is at once a surprising detective story, a fascinating journey through the rarefied worlds of Biblical Studies and Egyptology, a piercing psychological portrait of a many-faced con artist, and a tragedy about a brilliant scholar handed a piece of ancient paper that appealed to her greatest hopes for Christianity--but forced a reckoning with fundamental questions about the line between reason and faith"--

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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica 229.8 SABA (Text)
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035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1181921355
040 . ‡aLBSOR/DLC ‡beng ‡erda ‡cFMG ‡dFMG ‡dOCLCO ‡dIK2 ‡dIH9
049 . ‡aMRQA
05000. ‡aBS2970 ‡b.S235 2020
08200. ‡a229/.8 ‡223
1001 . ‡aSabar, Ariel, ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aVeritas : ‡ba Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife / ‡cAriel Sabar.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bDoubleday, ‡c[2020]
264 4. ‡c©2020
300 . ‡axii, 401 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates : ‡billustrations (chiefly color) ; ‡c25 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 381-385) and index.
5050 . ‡aPrologue: Rome -- Discovery -- Doubt -- Proofs -- The stranger -- The downturned book of revelations.
520 . ‡a"In 2012, Dr. Karen King, a star professor at the Harvard Divinity School, announced a blockbuster discovery at a scholarly conference just steps from the Vatican: She had found an ancient fragment of papyrus in which Jesus calls Mary Magdalene "my wife." The discovery made front-page news around the world - if early Christians believed that Jesus was married, it would threaten not just the celibate, all-male priesthood, but the entire the 2,000-year history of the faith. Biblical scholars were in an uproar, but King had impeccable credentials as a world-renowned authority on female figures in the Gnostic gospels. The "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," as she titled her discovery, was both a crowning career achievement and powerful proof for her arguments that there were alternative, and much more inclusive, versions of Christianity from its beginnings. Assigned to write a story about King's find, award-winning journalist Ariel Sabar began to unearth disquieting questions about the papyrus. His globe-spanning investigation would lead to a rural hamlet in inland Florida, where he discovered a college dropout with a prophetess wife, a curious past in Germany, and a tortured relationship with the Catholic Church. The deeper Sabar dug into the mysteries of the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," the more surreal the story became. VERITAS is at once a surprising detective story, a fascinating journey through the rarefied worlds of Biblical Studies and Egyptology, a piercing psychological portrait of a many-faced con artist, and a tragedy about a brilliant scholar handed a piece of ancient paper that appealed to her greatest hopes for Christianity--but forced a reckoning with fundamental questions about the line between reason and faith"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
60010. ‡aKing, Karen L., ‡d1954-
60000. ‡aJesus Christ ‡xWords ‡xExtra-canonical parallels.
63000. ‡aGospel of Jesus's Wife ‡xManuscripts (Papyri) ‡xForgeries.
650 0. ‡aCoptic manuscripts (Papyri) ‡xForgeries.
650 0. ‡aForgery of antiquities.
650 0. ‡aForgery of manuscripts.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡aon1181921355 ‡bOCoLC ‡c634769 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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