By James M. Robinson
We know the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, yet what was once the gospel of Jesus? that's, what was once the unique "good information" the 1st disciples heard from Jesus? What did Jesus quite say that began the dramatic move in Galilee that turned the most important faith on the planet? Jesus's unique gospel has been misplaced from sight, hidden in the back of the model most popular by means of the church. we now have positioned him on a pedestal, instead of walked in his footsteps. within the Gospel of Jesus, James M. Robinson, the preeminent professional at the earliest assets of data approximately Jesus, presents the first texts in all their unvarnished honesty to get to the genuine ancient message of Jesus -- what Robinson calls "a brittle, provoking, comforting, difficult gospel." The Gospel of Jesusdraws on a mix of the main historic and actual texts to bare what Jesus fairly stated and to light up what he should need to say to us this present day. Robinson addresses such provocative questions as: What do we find out about Jesus's early life and adolescence? What was once his relations like? what kind of schooling did he obtain? How observant a Jew used to be he? What can we learn about his intercourse existence? What can we find out about his relation to Mary Magdalene? What was once John the Baptist's effect on him? What message did Jesus fairly hold forth? What can we find out about his crucifixion? Why did his fans think so fervently in his resurrection? Drawing at the earliest Gospel, Mark, plus the resource for Matthew and Luke, referred to as "Q," in addition to from Jewish resources equivalent to the useless Sea Scrolls and the traditional extra-biblical Gnostic texts came across at Nag Hammadi, Robinson not just reconstructs the good news Jesus preached and practiced thousand years in the past, yet exhibits how proper his message nonetheless is -- and the way we will use it on our lives this present day. The Gospel of Jesus bargains essentially the most actual and stirring money owed ever written of the message preached via the determine whose fans this day quantity greater than billion.
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THE TEXT OF THE SAYINGS GOSPEL 0 _ Opening Line ° (. . Jesus . . o, not in Matthew or Luke The Introduction of John A (. . ) John3" ( . . ) all the region of the Jordan ( . . i, 5 John's Announcement of Judgment 7 He said to the crowds coming to be baptized: Snakes' litter! ' So bear fruit worthy of repentance, and do not presume to tell yourselves: We have as forefather Abraham! " And the ax already lies at the root of the trees. So every tree not bearing healthy fruit is to be chopped down and thrown on the fire.
Qj6:i3, see Matthew 6:24, also Thomas 47:2 Since John the Kingdom ofGod 16 The Law and the Prophets were until John. From then on the kingdom of God is violated and the violent plunder it. Qj6:i6, see Matthew 11:12-13 No Serif of the Law to Fall " But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one iota or one serif of the Law to fall. 17, see Matthew 5:18 Divorce Leading to Adultery " Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and the one who marries a divorcee commits adultery.
45 The good person from one's good treasure casts up good things, and the evil person from the evil treasure casts up evil things. For from exuberance of heart one's mouth speaks. QJ:43~4S, see Matthew 7:16b, 18; I2:33b~35, also Thomas 45 NotJust Saying Master, Master 46 Why do you call me: Master, Master, and do not do what I say? QJ46, see Matthew 7:21 Houses Built on Rock or Sand 47 Everyone hearing my sayings and acting on them 4S is like a person who built one's house on bedrock; and the rain poured down and the flash floods came, and the winds blew and pounded that house, and it did not collapse, for it was founded on bedrock.
The Gospel of Jesus: A Historical Search for the Original Good News by James M. Robinson