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Religious Studies professor Bart D. Ehrman presents a glimpse into thousands of years in Christianity's past. Lost Scriptures: Books That Did Not Make It Into The New Testament (0195182502, $15.95) is a compendium of the non- canonical writings from the first centuries after Christ, translated into readable modern prose. A handful of background information and insights into these texts is included, but most of the writings speak for themselves. Lost Christianities: The Battles For Scripture And The Faiths We Never Knew (0195182499, $15.95) takes one step further to explore early forms of Christianity and how they came to be suppressed, reformed or forgotten--even though each variant insisted upon upholding the teachings of Jesus and his apostles, and even though each possessed writings that supported their claims, books allegedly written by Jesus' followers. Together, both volumes draw upon a wealth of meticulous research to reveal long-hidden perspectives of faith and worship; and both are serious-minded theological studies quite accessible to lay readers.
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Title Annotation:Lost Scriptures: Books That Did Not Make it Into the New Testament; Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
Publication:The Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2005
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