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Lecture 22

THEO 1088 Lecture 22: MARCH15_THEO100206_WALTON

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THEO 1088

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Biblical Heritage II Lecture 18 Apocryphal Texts Part 1 reading check on Burke, secret scriptures ch 1 text famous novel: the da vinci code (movie clip online about the original old wives tale mary magdalene = jesuss wife according to the theory) not necessarily true apocrypha: see notes below gnoticism: comes from the greek word from knowledge knowledge that comes from a union with god knowledge that comes from understanding human history why a text might be considered authoritative: not quite answered in class bauer thesis: states that in many places there was originally no orthodox christianity (various versions accepted in various urban community) what is now deemed heresy is what was originally orthodox no real distinction between the two claims there was no single apostolic christianity, that all the diversity was normal until this one version suppressed all the rest the idea is that orthodox is what the apostles believed but bauer contradicts this there was no orthodox christianity The Christian Apocrypha stories about jesus and his disciples, similar to new testament stories but were left out of the canon (burke, examples in ch3) infancy gospels 1
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