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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

REL 19.20 Lost Books of the Bible

Why do some Bibles include books that other Bibles omit, for example the Book of Enoch, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, or the Apocalypse of Paul? Who decided which texts should be included or excluded from the Bible, and what criteria did they use? Were these texts somehow subversive, or did they reveal secrets that religious authorities wished to keep to themselves? This course will study the contents of various versions of the Bible and explain how Jewish and Christian communities decided which texts to include or exclude from their Bibles, decisions that played formative roles in shaping both communities.

Distributive and/or World Culture


The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.