Myth-Taken Identity by Mike Aquilina

Myth-Taken Identity

Judas and the Gospel of Jesus
by N. T. Wright
Baker Books, 2006
(155 pages, $18.99, hardcover)

reviewed by Mike Aquilina

Just as important as the context in which the recently discovered Gospel of Judas was written, observes N. T. Wright, the Anglican bishop of Durham and a renowned New Testament scholar, is the context in which it was published. Thus, in Judas and the Gospel of Jesus he scrutinizes not only the ancient text itself, but also the positive spin it received from celebrity scholars like Elaine Pagels, Bart Ehrman, and Marvin Meyer.

He acknowledges that the Gospel of Judas was an important find, though not for the r . . .