Veritas A Harvard Professor a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife Read By Ariel Sabar


  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • Veritas A Harvard Professor a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife
  • Ariel Sabar
  • English
  • 04 October 2019
  • 9780385542586

10 thoughts on “Veritas A Harvard Professor a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife

  1. says:

    Please note that I read this via NetGalley This did not affect my rating or reviewNot too much to say here this was pretty dry and not that exciting I thought it would be a cool story about how someone lied to a well known Harvard professor about Mary Magdalene being Jesus's wife Instead this book jumped around

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    I was granted an ARC of this via Netgalley from the publisherThe search for truth is an important one However waht happens if our search for truth becomes clouded by our own biases and what we want to be true because 'the end justifies the means'? In the book Vertias A Harvard Professor A Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus' Wife by Ariel Sabar the author takes a look at one such situation When a Harvard professor

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    In 2012 Dr Karen King holder of the prestigious title Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard's Divinity School announced at a conference held just outside the Vatican that she had discovered an ancient piece of papyrus cal

  4. says:

    I am kind of really obsessed with bizarre true stories so when I read the subtitle of this book I knew I had to read it I won't preten

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    This is my favorite read of 2020 so far The author has masterfully woven several well researched pieces of investigative journalism together to create a complex exploration of human nature and perceptions and manipulations of truth The people who figure in the creation publication and unmasking of the forged Gospel of Jesus' Wife are all presented even handedly and in depth Mr Sabar seems interested in people above all else and I enjoyed l

  6. says:

    Veritas or Truth is definitely stranger than fiction in this meticulously researched story of the veracity or not of the Gospel of Jesus' Wife

  7. says:

    Fascinating WAY better than the Da VInci Whatever Well to me way better but I am interested not only in history but also in how historians do history Cut to its bones this is the story of how a Harvard professor got snookered by a forgery And how the Hobby Lobby dingbats got snookered Its also the story of how two very different people let their need to believe overcome their judgement ANd along the way the re

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    Intriguing religioustrue crime story involving a possible wife of Jesus A lengthy yet fascinating tale of how o

  9. says:

    Utterly fascinating This book reads like a mystery novel but is a thoroughly researched and sometimes unbelievable true story It's not so much a whodunnit as it is a uestion of the motives of every single person involved in this forgery

  10. says:

    Dr Karen King a well respected professor at Harvard Divinity announced to the attendees of a scholars conference steps from the VaticanSomeone had given her a scrap of an ancient papyrus where Jesus calls Mary Magdalene his wife  A

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Veritas A Harvard Professor a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife

Districts of Berlin to the former headuarters of the East German Stasi before winding up in rural Florida where he discovered an internet pornographer with a prophetess wife a fascination with the Pharaohs and a tortured relationship with the Catholic ChurchVERITAS is a tale of fierce intellectual rivalries at the highest levels of academia a piercing psychological portrait of a disillusioned college dropout whose life had reached a breaking point and a tragedy about a brilliant scholar handed an ancient papyrus that appealed to her greatest hopes for Christianity but forced a reckoning with fundamental uestions about the nature of truth and the line between faith and reaso. Fascinating WAY better than the Da VInci Whatever Well to me way better but I am interested not only in history but also in how historians do history Cut to its bones this is the story of how a Harvard professor got snookered by a forgery And how the Hobby Lobby dingbats got snookered Its also the story of how two very different people let their need to believe overcome their judgement ANd along the way the reader learns a lot about Gnostic Christianity the history of Christian religious writing the history of non textual Christian mythology such as Eve and the apple and the history of writing and paper HOneslty for those interested in the development of religious thought its a page turner And on top of all that I started caring about the Harvard profession and I really grieved for her Not so much the Hobby Lobby dingbats They got what they deserved

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Adership Biblical scholars were in an uproar but King had impeccable credentials as a world renowned authority on female figures in the lost Christian texts from Egypt known as the Gnostic gospels The Gospel of Jesus's Wife as she provocatively titled her discovery was both a crowning career achievement and powerful proof for her arguments that Christianity from its start embraced alternative and far inclusive voicesAs debates over the manuscript's authenticity raged award winning journalist Ariel Sabar set out to investigate a baffling mystery where did this tiny scrap of papyrus come from His search for answers is an international detective story leading from the factory. I am kind of really obsessed with bizarre true stories so when I read the subtitle of this book I knew I had to read it I won t pretend to know what s right and wrong about the history within this book but the way that Sabar tells the story is absolutely fascinating I loved reading about the tangled history of religion throughout the years and how things have been misconstrued I loved reading about Dr Karen King and what led her to declare the finding the papyrus of the Gospel of Jesus Wife that ended up being forged And I loved the way that Sabar wove the story of his investigation throughout It is enchanting intoxicating and I couldn t put it down So the real uestion now is did King know what she was doing all along or did she just only see what she wanted to see Read and judge for yourself

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From National Book Critics Circle Award winning author Ariel Sabar the gripping true story of a sensational religious forgery and the scandal that engulfed Harvard In 2012 Dr Karen King a star professor at Harvard Divinity School announced a blockbuster discovery at a scholarly conference just steps from the Vatican She had found an ancient fragment of papyrus in which Jesus calls Mary Magdalene my wife The tattered manuscript made international headlines If early Christians believed Jesus was married it would upend the 2000 year history of the world's predominant faith threatening not just the celibate all male priesthood but sacred teachings on marriage sex and women's le. I was granted an ARC of this via Netgalley from the publisherThe search for truth is an important one However waht happens if our search for truth becomes clouded by our own biases and what we want to be true because the end justifies the means In the book Vertias A Harvard Professor A Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus Wife by Ariel Sabar the author takes a look at one such situation When a Harvard professor is approached by an anonymous individual claiming to have legitimate old papyrus that he leads her to believe has proof that an old Christian text referred to Jesus having a wife its a discovery she is eager to announce However under scrutiny from her peers it turns out to be an elaborate forgery Sabar takes us down the rabbit hole of his investigation into the forgery that feels like at times a mystery novel with all the twists and turns in the story His profile of the con man is one of the m


About the Author: Ariel Sabar

Ariel Sabar won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his debut book My Father's Paradise A Son's Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Ira 2008 His second book Heart of the City 2011 was called a beguiling romp New York Times and an engaging moving and lively read Toronto Star His Kindle Single The Outsider The Life and Times of Roger Barker 2014 was a best selling n