Religion scholars of Judas "feel, in a word, betrayed."
June 30, 2008 7:48 AM Subscribe
Did a 'dream team' of biblical scholars mislead millions? [Chronicle of Higher Education]
You may recall the curfuffle over the gnostic "Gospel of Judas" (previously)
. The National Geographic's documentary premiere "attracted four million viewers, making it the second-highest-rated program in the channel's history, behind only a documentary on September 11. . . . However, it's a perfect example, critics argue, of what can happen when commercial considerations are allowed to ride roughshod over careful research. What's more, the controversy has strained friendships in this small community of religion scholars — causing some on both sides of the argument to feel, in a word, betrayed."
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