The Gospel of Judas - The Good news or the bad news

Christian Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This paper is an attempt to provide a new voice in the scholarly discussion about the Gospel of Judas. This paper is discussing whether Judas in the gospel is viewed as the hero, as thought by some, or if he is as evil as ever. To be able to take part in this discussion, GNosticism and the historical context in which the gospel was written are important factors we must take into consideration. I will argue, in this paper, that Judas is more evil than ever and in order to show this, I will analyze the evidence found in the text itself as well as make use of other Gnostic texts and the New Testament. To further discuss the features of the Gospel of Judas I will make use of the arguments presented by other scholars in the field.

UddannelserFilosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato5 mar. 2009
VejledereAksel Haaning


  • Theology
  • Judas
  • Sethian
  • Gnostics
  • Christianity
  • History
  • soteriology
  • Christology
  • Evil
  • Gospel
  • Cosmology
  • eschatology
  • Iscariot
  • Gnosticism
  • New Testament