Judas as a Gnostic Tragic Hero
Lecture no. 5 from the course: Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas
Taught by Professor David Brakke | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
The Gnostic Gospel of Judas differs significantly from the portrayal of Judas in the New Testament. Discover the Gnostic account, which recasts both the actions of Judas and his role in God’s larger plan, predicting an important role for Judas in the coming kingdom of God while criticizing the other disciples.