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Veritas : a Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife / Ariel Sabar.

Sabar, Ariel, (author.).

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Prologue: Rome -- Discovery -- Doubt -- Proofs -- The stranger -- The downturned book of revelations.
Summary, etc.:
"In 2012, Dr. Karen King, a star professor at the 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 discovery made front-page news around the world - if early Christians believed that Jesus was married, it would threaten not just the celibate, all-male priesthood, but the entire 2,000-year history of the faith. Biblical scholars were in an uproar, but King had impeccable credentials as a world-renowned authority on female figures in the Gnostic gospels. The "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," as she titled her discovery, was both a crowning career achievement and powerful proof for her arguments that there were alternative, and much more inclusive, versions of Christianity from its beginnings. Assigned to write a story about King's find, award-winning journalist Ariel Sabar began to unearth disquieting questions about the papyrus. His globe-spanning investigation would lead to a rural hamlet in inland Florida, where he discovered a college dropout with a prophetess wife, a curious past in Germany, and a tortured relationship with the Catholic Church. The deeper Sabar dug into the mysteries of the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," the more surreal the story became. VERITAS is at once a surprising detective story, a fascinating journey through the rarefied worlds of Biblical Studies and Egyptology, a piercing psychological portrait of a many-faced con artist, and a tragedy about a brilliant scholar handed a piece of ancient paper that appealed to her greatest hopes for Christianity--but forced a reckoning with fundamental questions about the line between reason and faith"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: King, Karen L., 1954-
Jesus Christ > Words > Extra-canonical parallels.
Gospel of Jesus's Wife > Manuscripts (Papyri) > Forgeries.
Coptic manuscripts (Papyri) > Forgeries.
Forgery of antiquities.
Forgery of manuscripts.
Genre: True crime stories.

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