Michael Faber’s latest novel revolves around the chance discovery of a new gospel containing an eyewitness account of the crucifixion of Jesus. I’m sure that it will be a great read (Faber’s previous offering, the award-winning The Crimson Petal and the White, was excellent); as I perused the review, I was reminded of the controversies, claims, and counterclaims which swirled about in the wake of the publication of the Gospel of Judas by the National Geographic Society in 2006. Those were the days…
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