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The Resource Veritas : a Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife, Ariel Sabar

Veritas : a Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife, Ariel Sabar

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Veritas : a Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife
Title
Veritas
Title remainder
a Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife
Statement of responsibility
Ariel Sabar
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2012, Dr. Karen King, a star professor at the Harvard Divinity School, announced a blockbuster discovery at a scholarly conference just steps from the Vatican: She had found an ancient fragment of papyrus in which Jesus calls Mary Magdalene "my wife." The discovery made front-page news around the world - if early Christians believed that Jesus was married, it would threaten not just the celibate, all-male priesthood, but the entire the 2,000-year history of the faith. Biblical scholars were in an uproar, but King had impeccable credentials as a world-renowned authority on female figures in the Gnostic gospels. The "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," as she titled her discovery, was both a crowning career achievement and powerful proof for her arguments that there were alternative, and much more inclusive, versions of Christianity from its beginnings. Assigned to write a story about King's find, award-winning journalist Ariel Sabar began to unearth disquieting questions about the papyrus. His globe-spanning investigation would lead to a rural hamlet in inland Florida, where he discovered a college dropout with a prophetess wife, a curious past in Germany, and a tortured relationship with the Catholic Church. The deeper Sabar dug into the mysteries of the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," the more surreal the story became. VERITAS is at once a surprising detective story, a fascinating journey through the rarefied worlds of Biblical Studies and Egyptology, a piercing psychological portrait of a many-faced con artist, and a tragedy about a brilliant scholar handed a piece of ancient paper that appealed to her greatest hopes for Christianity--but forced a reckoning with fundamental questions about the line between reason and faith"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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LBSOR/DLC
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Sabar, Ariel,
Dewey number
229/.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2970
LC item number
.S235 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Karen L
  • Jesus Christ
  • Coptic manuscripts (Papyri)
  • Forgery of antiquities
  • Forgery of manuscripts
Label
Veritas : a Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife, Ariel Sabar
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: Rome -- Discovery -- Doubt -- Proofs -- The stranger -- The downturned book of revelations
Control code
1181921355
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780385542586
Lccn
2019029679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Veritas : a Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife, Ariel Sabar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: Rome -- Discovery -- Doubt -- Proofs -- The stranger -- The downturned book of revelations
Control code
1181921355
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780385542586
Lccn
2019029679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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