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Literature Group: The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife

July 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Following the death of Christ, many authors felt inspired to write about Jesus, his family, and his followers. Most of these texts were rejected by the Church leadership and disappeared from sight. However, recent papyrological discoveries in Egypt have allowed us to access writings long thought of as lost.

The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife is a particularly controversial papyrus fragment which was presented to the world by a Harvard scholar, Prof. Karen King, in 2012. In her talk Paula will attempt to throw a light on the fascinating world of papyrology and its importance for understanding the production of early Christian literature.

Attendance of this talk is free of charge to Athenaeum members.


July 2
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Athenaeum Liverpool
Church Alley
Liverpool,L1 3DDUnited Kingdom
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