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Author Patterson, Stephen J., 1957- author.

Title The Lost Way [electronic resource] : How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins / Patterson Stephen J.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, [2014]


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Summary In this rigorously researched and thoughtful study, a leading Jesus Seminar scholar reveals the dramatic story behind the modern discovery of the earliest gospels, accounts that do not portray Jesus exclusively as a martyr but recover a lost ancient Christian tradition centered on Jesus as a teacher of wisdom. The church has long advocated the Pauline view of Jesus as deity and martyr, emphasizing his death and resurrection. But another tradition also thrived from Christianitys beginnings, one that portrayed Jesus as a teacher of wisdom. In The Lost Way, Stephen Patterson, a leading New Testament scholar and former head of the Jesus Seminar, explores this lost ancient tradition and its significance to the faith. Patterson explains how scholars have uncovered a Gospel that preceded at least three of those in the Bible, which is called Q. He painstakingly demonstrates how historical evidence points to the existence of this common source in addition to Markrecognized as the earliest Gospelthat both Matthew and Luke used to write their accounts. Q contained a collection of Jesuss teachings without any narrative content and without accounts of the passion, though being the earliest version shared among his first followersscripture that embodies a very different orientation to the Christian faith. Patterson also explores other examples of this wisdom tradition, from the discovery of the Gospel of Thomas; to the emergence of Apollos, a likely teacher of Christian wisdom; to the main authority of the church in Jerusalem, Jesuss brother James. The Lost Way offers a profound new portrait of Jesusone who can show us a new way to live.
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Subject Bible. Gospels -- Canonical criticism.
Gospel of Thomas (Coptic Gospel) -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Q hypothesis (Synoptics criticism)
Christianity -- Origin.
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Other Form: version: Patterson, Stephen J., 1957- Lost way. San Francisco : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014] 9780062330482 (DLC)2014005881
ISBN 9780062330512 (e-pub)
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