Christians and many non-Christians have long accepted Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John--the four gospels of the New Testament--as the
only reliable accounts of the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth. Recent media stories and certain best-selling books have
alerted the public to alternative writings about Jesus, leading many people--including many believers--to wonder why we should
consider only the four New Testament gospels as "gospel truth."
The alternative writings about Jesus bear the names of such prominent early Christians as Peter, Thomas, Mary Magdalene, Judas,
James, and Andrew. Some of these writings purport to contain "secret" teachings of Jesus, to recount his childhood or to fill in
other gaps in the story of Jesus. Some contradict the New Testament. What should informed believers and nonbelievers make of them?
Were they written by disciples of Jesus as they claim? How do they compare with the New Testament gospels? Are these works "lost gospels"
or "false gospels"?
In this thought-provoking DVD, top scholars of early Christian writings answer these and other crucial questions. They discuss
the relationship between these works and the New Testament. The experts also explore Gnostic writings such as the "Gospel of Thomas"
and the "Gospel of Judas", and they reveal startling facts about the groups who composed them. Anyone who is interested in the
truth about Jesus and the early Church must see Lost Gospels or False Gospels?
Featuring these noted New Testament scholars: Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, Dr. Craig Evans, Dr. Ben Witherington, III, Dr. Timothy Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Amy-Jill
Levine, Dr. Craig Blomberg, and Dr. Gary Habermas.
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The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code
Carl E. Olson and Sandra Miesel
Dan Brown's controversial novel The Da Vinci Code has sold 60 million copies worldwide. It purports to be more than fiction: it
claims to be based on fact and scholarly research. Brown wants his readers to believe that he is revealing the long-concealed truth
about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and early Christianity, a truth that he says has been suppressed by the malevolent and conspiratorial
forces of the Catholic Church. The novel alleges that there has been throughout history a secret group of true followers of
a Gnostic Jesus and his wife, Mary Magdalene, the true "Holy Grail". Almost everything most Christians and non-Christians
think they know about Jesus, according to Dan Brown, is completely wrong, the result of Catholic propaganda designed
to hide the truth from the world.
But are The Da Vinci Code's claims fact or just plain fiction? Is the novel well-researched as claimed? What is the
truth about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and the early Church? Has the Catholic Church distorted the real Jesus? Why is the novel
so popular? What about the anti-Catholic, anti-Christian agenda behind the novel?
Best selling author Carl Olson and journalist Sandra Miesel answer these and other important questions. Their painstaking
research into The Da Vinci Code and its sources reveals some surprising truths.
Also available in audio CD format. And don't miss
"The Da Vinci Hoax" DVD.
God And His Image: An Outline of Biblical Theology
Fr. Dominique Barthélemy, O.P
Fr. Barthélemy was an internationally recognized expert on Old Testament studies and a member of the Pontifical
Biblical Commission. In this highly acclaimed work he dispenses with the technical language of exegesis and linguistics and speaks
more simply and directly--as a priest, a teacher, a believer--about the heart of the Biblical message. This work is a beautiful and
inspiring introduction to the spiritual teaching of the Old Testament, a book that will greatly help believers to hear the
renewing and rejuvenating Word of God with deepened understanding and appreciation.
This is a book about the close relationship between God and man. It is about the long history of God's love for man and the
struggles that man has had in remaining faithful to God and keeping intact the divine image in which he was created. Barthélemy's
purpose here is to present what God says about himself and about those made in his image (man) in the inspired texts of Scripture.
Fr. Barthélemy helps us see the profound unity between the Old and New Testaments, and he shows how the Old Testament is a
necessary and valuable light for men of faith today.
This powerful work by an acclaimed Biblical and spiritual writer will enkindle the heart and enlighten the mind of modern man to
see who God really is and who we truly are in God's eyes, helping us to understand the full extent of our deep need for God and
knowledge of our ultimate purpose in life.
Lovely Like Jerusalem: The Fulfillment of the Old Testament in Christ and the Church | Aidan Nichols, O.P. |
A masterful overview of the Old Testament explaining its relationship to the New Testament.
Read an excerpt and
an interview with the author.
You Can Understand The Bible: A Practical and Illuminating Guide to Each Book in the Bible | Peter Kreeft |
A clear road map of the Bible in which a noted apologist and author focuses his keen insight and engaging wit on the core message
of each book. Read an excerpt: "How To Read The
A History of Apologetics | Avery Cardinal Dulles |
A masterful overview of Christian apologetics by one of America's leading theologians.
Read an interview with
History And Spirit: The Understanding of Scripture According to Origen | Henri de Lubac, S.J. |
A landmark study of Origen's understanding of Scripture and his exegetical methods.
Read the introduction.
Inside The Bible: An Introduction to Each Book of the Bible | Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J. |
A popular introduction to each book of the Bible designed to help the reader grow in the knowledge and love of God's Word.
Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words | Rod Bennett | A journey of discovery of ancient
and beautiful truths through the lives of four great saints of the early Church: Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr,
and Irenaeus of Lyons.