The answers, originally prepared by a team of theologians and historians of the University of Navarre (Spain), have been translated into English by the Dunreath Study Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, and can also be found on their website, www.dunreath.org.uk 1. What do we really know about Jesus? 2. What does Mary’s virginity imply? 3. Did St. Joseph marry a second time? 4. Was Jesus single, married or widower? 5. Current situation of historical research of Jesus 6. What sort of historical credibility does the Bible have? 7. Who were the evangelists? 8. How were the first gospels written? 9. What are the canonical and the apocryphal gospels? How many are there? 10. What is the difference between the canonical gospels and the apocryphal gospels? 11. What do the apocryphal gospels say? 12. Who are the Gnostics? 13. What do Roman and Jewish sources tell us about Jesus? 14. What do the Qumran manuscripts tell us? 15. What is the Nag Hammadi library? 16. Who was Mary Magdalene? 17. What was the relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene? 18. What does the “Gospel according to Mary (Magdalene)” say? 19. What was the relationship between Peter and Mary Magdalene? 20. What went on at the Last Supper? 21. What does the gospel of Philip say? 22. Did Jesus really mean to found a Church? 23. What is the Holy Grail? How is it related to the Holy Chalice?
20+ Questions on Jesus Christ
In recent months readers and viewers of The Da Vinci Code have found themselves asking a number of questions about Jesus, his message, and his Church. Here are some Questions & Answers.
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