Tag: gospel of thomas

How December 25 Became Christmas

12/25 | Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus, New Testament.

Christmas Stories in Christian Apocrypha

12/19 | The modern Christmas nativity scene is drawn from apocryphal texts in addition to the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke.   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation, Jesus/Historical Jesus.

The Nag Hammadi Codices and Gnostic Christianity

10/12 | Until the discovery of the Nag Hammadi codices in 1945, the Gnostic view of early Christianity had largely been forgotten. The teachings of Gnostic Christianity—vilified especially since they were declared   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Artifacts, Artifacts and the Bible, Post-Biblical Period.


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