Intro to More Apocryphal Gospels


Intro to More Apocryphal Gospels

Mr. Betts at Just Your Average Catholic Guy, despite any protestations to the contrary is anything but what the title of his blog indicates. His continuing series on Apocryphal Gospels and other small delights of the "considered but rejected" books of the canon is delightful. Not nearly so delightful as the works themselves Thus after reading his new columns of the "Sayings Gospel of Thomas," I encourage interested reader to "hie thee to Early Christian Writings and seek out the works themselves.

As a side note, many of the texts at the site are the translation work of the remarkable ghost story writer and New Testament Scholar M. R. James. Knowing this, one can better understand the sensibility that informs Mr. James's very finest works--"The Mezzotint", (which it seems to me may have been the inspiration for a segment in the original Night Gallery movie, "Count Magnus", "'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad. . .'" , and the tense and remarkable little "Casting the Runes," subject of a Jacques Tourneur film (Curse of the Demon), which but for the end is quite effective, and an hommage by James Hynes in his book Tenure and Terror. All of which (and more) can be found at Blackmask.

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