The Apocryphal Gospels: A Five-Week Class

December 28, 2018

The Reverend Mary Margaret Porter will lead this class on the Apocrypha, a large body of writings about the Bible and Jesus that cannot be found in the books in our pews or on our bookshelves. Many of these writings tell ancient stories about Jesus as a child and the beginnings of Christianity. Some may have been written by and about powerful women of the time.

In this five-week series, learn why some books appear in the Bible and others do not, who decided what to include and what to leave out, how we know about these other writings and what we should think of them.

Classes will be at 10 a.m., during the Formation hour, in the Pattie Cole Room (S203). There will not be a class on Sunday, January 13, or on Sunday, January 27. The next four classes will include:

January 20 – Infancy Gospels

February 3 – The Ministry Gospels

February 10 – The Passion Gospels

February 17 – The Post-Resurrection Discourse Gospels