"Some think these Odes of Solomon are words of praise to Jesus. … But these are Jesus's praises of God, not the worship of Jesus." An Interview with Samuel Zinner, PhD, and Mark M. Mattison.
"Virtually unknown until ancient manuscripts began to surface in 1785, this surprising and superlative collection of odes offers a rare glimpse into the unbridled spirituality of early Eastern followers of Jesus."
These spectacular extant texts are from an era right when there's the so-called parting of the ways between Judaism and Christianity. An Interview with Samuel Zinner, PhD, and Mark M. Mattison
Since translating the fifth-century version of The Gospel of Mary, I’ve often pondered its central feature – a story about a soul’s perilous journey upward past seven malevolent Powers that seek to restrain it.
In this interview, Mark M. Mattison explains that the dozens of Gospels written in antiquity shed light not just on the meaning of Jesus, but also on the communities that produced them. An interview with Mark M. Mattison.