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The Gospel of the Second Coming

Jesus is back… and this time he’s funny!

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At last the long awaited sequel to the Bible has arrived.  Gnostic scholars Freke and Gandy present a post-modern gospel for the 21st century, which is a satirical parable about the journey to self-knowledge.

Jesus is back, but this time with a zany sense of humour, and he wants to set the record straight.  He wants to prove that Freke and Gandy’s controversial theories about the origins of Christianity are right, so he sets out to convince his disciples that he’s really not an historical figure, but rather a character in an allegorical myth, which encodes deep Gnostic teachings.

Jesus explains he’s a character in a story who exists in the mind of the author; and this is important because the deep message Jesus has returned to reveal is that the reader doesn’t really exists either. Life is like a story and we all exist as characters in the mind of the Author of All.

 

Freke and Gandy’s Gospel of the Second Coming belongs to exactly the same species as the Gnostic Gospels of Nag Hammadi. Like them, it is a fictive dialogue presenting its authors’ best insights as if Jesus had said them. Okay, it’s a lot funnier than the Nag Hammadi books, but I’ve always thought satire is the true prophecy anyway. Read it if you dare!

Robert M. Price, Professor of Theology and Scriptural Studies and the author of Jesus is Dead

Totally Wicked!

Saint Augustine

Better than the Bible.

Paul of Tarsus

So much fun I can’t wait for the Third Coming.

Mary Magdalene

I want to see a copy in every hotel room.

Gideon


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