Tuesday, January 06, 2004

So why is everybody, (including the DaVinci Code author, Newsweek, the Discovery Channel, Princeton professors, etc., etc.) so in love all of a sudden with the Gnostic Gospels?

Reviewer Sandra Miesel writes "What these books neglect to mention is the infamous final verse of the Gospel of Thomas. When Peter sneers that “women are not worthy of Life,” Jesus responds, “I myself shall lead her in order to make her male.... For every woman who will make herself male will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Ouch. Maybe there was a good reason the Gnostic Gospels were rejected after all... M.M.L.J. all the way.

Incidentally, here is an interesting review of that ever popular novel. This review is a little less forgiving, but does do a good job of straightening up the historical record (weird collage at the top of the page though). But I haven't even read the book, so why listen to me?