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The Hidden Gospel of Matthew : Annotated and Explained - Ron Miller

The Hidden Gospel of Matthew

Annotated and Explained

Paperback Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9781594730382
Number Of Pages: 272

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James has been a subject of controversy since the founding of the Church. Evidence that Jesus had siblings contradicts Church dogma on the virgin birth and James is also a symbol of Christian teachings that have been obscured. While Peter is traditionally thought of as the leader of the apostles and the rock on which Jesus built his church Jeffrey Butz shows that it was James who led the disciples after the crucifixion. It was James not Peter who guided them through the Church's first major theological crisis - Paul's interpretation of the teachings of Jesus. Using the canonical Gospels writings of the Church Fathers and apocryphal texts Butz argues that James is the most overlooked figure in the history of the Church. He shows how the core teachings of Jesus are firmly rooted in Hebraic tradition; reveals the bitter battles between James and Paul for ideological supremacy in the early Church; and explains how Paul's interpretations which became the foundation of the Church are in many ways its betrayal. Butz reveals a picture of Christianity and the true meaning of Christ's message that are sometimes at odds with established Christian doctrine and concludes that James can serve as a desperately needed missing link between Christianity Judaism and Islam to heal the wounds of centuries of enmity.

A new look at an old text
Complicated and paradoxical beginningsp. 3
The world's greatest sermonp. 29
Coming down from the mountainp. 65
Choosing disciples to share in the workp. 85
Criticism follows a man of controversyp. 91
Teaching in parablesp. 109
A mentor's death brings new challengesp. 119
Who is this man?p. 133
On the road to Jerusalemp. 153
Challenging the religious establishmentp. 169
Warnings about the futurep. 187
The path from death of lifep. 201
About SkyLight pathsp. 230
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ISBN: 9781594730382
ISBN-10: 1594730385
Series: SkyLight Illuminations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.92  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Type: Annotated