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We begin with the news of another gospel fragment that one scholar suggests could lead to a shocking hypothesis. This leads us to consider many of the so-called "gospels" floating around these days, and to ask why the apostle Paul would point a finger at a "wrong gospel" in his letter to the Galatian church.
Seems like it's becoming a regular occurrence in the information age -- someone is always discovering a new "gospel" that purports to shed some new light on Jesus that the church has either ignored or suppressed for two millennia. Most recently, a fragment (and we do mean fragment -- it has four words) from a fourth-century Coptic Codex was found in Egypt. Harvard Divinity School professor Karen King says it may (read: "possible-but-I'm-not-going-to-stake-my-reputation-on-it") reveal that Jesus actually did have a wife, à la the claims of The Da Vinci Code. The revelation of this "Gospel of Jesus' Wife," as it has become ...