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How Has Christianity Changed over 2,000 Years? 1-800-TEACH-12 www.TEACH12.com/6ng ACT NOW! 1. The Diversity of Early f Christianity 2. Christians Who Wou ld Be Jews 3. Christians Who Refuse To Be Jews 4. Early Gnostic Christianity--- Our Sources 5. Early Christian Gnosticism--- An Overview 6. The Gnostic Gospel of Truth f 7. Gnostics Explain Themselves 8. The Coptic Gospel of Thomas f 9. Thomas' Gnostic Teachings 10. Infancy Gospels 11. The Gospel of Peter 12. The Secret Gospel of Mark f 13. The Acts of John f 14. The Acts of Thomas f 15. The Acts of Paul f and Thecla 16. Forgeries in the Name of Paul f 17. The Epistle of Barnabas f 18. The Apocalypse of Peter 19. The Rise of Early f Christian Orthodoxy 20. Beginnings of the f Canon 21. Formation of the f New Testament Canon 22. Interpretation of Scripture 23. Orthodox Corruption of Scripture 24. Early Christian Creeds Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication r Taught by Professor Bart r D. Ehrman, The University of y North f Carolina at Chapel Hill l Lecture Titles Order Today! Offer Expires Saturday, June 26, 2010 Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication Course No. 6593 24 lectures (30 minutes/lecture) DVDs $254.95 25 4 95 NOW $69.95 + $10 Shipping, Processing,and Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee Audio CDs $179.95 $179 9 5 NOW$49.95 + $10 Shipping, Processing, and Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee Priority Code: 40341 In the first centuries after Christ, there was no "official" New Testament. Instead, early Christians read and fervently followed a wide variety of scriptures---many more than we have today. Relying on these writings, Christians held beliefs that today would be considered bizarre. Some believed that there were 2, 12, or as many as 30 gods. Some thought that a malicious deity, rather than the true God, created the world. Some maintained that Christ's death and resurrection had nothing to do with sal- vation while others insisted that Christ never really died at all. What did these "other" scriptures say? Do they exist today? How could such outlandish ideas ever be considered Christian? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative questions that arise from Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication, an insightful 24-lecture course taught by Pro- fessor Bart D. Ehrman, the Chair of the Department of Reli- gious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author and editor of 17 books, including The New York Tim e s bestseller Misquoting Jesus g . This course is one of The Great Courses® , a noncredit, recorded ® college lecture series from The Teaching Company® . Award- ® winning professors of a wide array of subjects in the sciences and the liberal arts have made more than 300 college-level courses that are available now on our website. © 2008 JupiterImages Corporation.