Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday, February 19: Spirituality Tuesday Assembly: Non-Canonical Gospels, and Other Books, Rejected by the Early Church
What they are and why they didn’t make the cut, with our speaker: Dan Baer.
Few people are aware of the dozens of Gospels, letters, and apocalyptic texts, written in the earliest centuries of Christianity. Many were rejected by the early Christian Church and excluded from the New Testament canon. Tuesday night's presentation will explain the development of the Christian Scriptures, explore the criteria used by the early Church to determine which stories of Jesus and letters would be included in the Bible, and allow a reading of excerpts from some of the jettisoned texts.