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The Thirteenth Apostle


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List of Figures; Maps; Timeline; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Part 1 An Unfamiliar Story; 1. The Silenced Voice; 2. A Gnostic Catechism; Part 2 Translation Matters; 3. A Mistaken Gospel; 4. The Gospel of Judas in English Translation; Part 3 Good Old Judas?; 5. Judas the Confessor; 6. Judas the Demon; 7. Judas the Sacrificer; 8. Judas the Star; 9. An Ancient Gnostic Parody; Epilogue; Appendix 1: Further Reading; Appendix 2: A Synopsis of Sethian Gnostic Literature; Appendix 3: Testimony From the Church Fathers on the Gospel of Judas; Appendix 4: Q&A with April DeConick; Notes; Index of Authors; Index of References.

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April D. DeConick is the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University (USA). Her books include: Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas: A History of the Gospel and Its Growth (T. & T. Clark, 2005), The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation, with Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel (T. & T. Clark, 2006) and The Thirteenth Apostle: what the Gospel of Judas really says (Continuum, 2007).


"Turning upside down the most accepted understanding of the Gospel of Judas (Codex Tchacos), April DeConick gives a radically new reading of this Coptic apocryphon, based on her fresh, personal translation... Those who are interested in the Gnostic adventure cannot miss The Thirteenth Apostle." Professor Madeleine Scopello, Director of Research at the National Centre of Scientific Research Sorbonne, Paris"

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