In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discover and explore lost books and manuscripts that almost were part of the Bible.
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why were the “lost books” removed from canon?
• Do any of these books still exist?
• Is there a missing original source Gospel?
• The missing Epistle of St. Paul mentioned in the Bible
• Did the Catholic Church try to “hide” these books?
• and much more
• Exodus 90
• Ave Maria University
• Chart of Lost Books
• The Q Gospel
• Epistle of Clement
• Shepherd of Hermas
One comment on “The Lost Books Of The Bible”
What a great idea for a podcast. The ideas just keep on flowing and getting better. I agree Indiana Jones should look into this, Fr. Rich. Some of them were part of the Bible then removed according to Ryan Scheel. Books not included in the Canon. Canon was set during three councils. (The number three or the number of the Trinity is throughout the Bible.) What was included had to be free of heresy and inspired as RS said. How did the Church fathers know them to be inspired?
The gnostic gospels weren’t epistles written officially by the disciples of Jesus. John’s writing is different from the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke and is obvious when you read all of them. Pseudonymous writers were part of the community of writers of gospels. It is thought by some scholars that St. Peter did not write his two epistles and I thought maybe his son Mark wrote them. Peter’s son Mark is mentioned in the second letter I believe. Luke was Paul’s secretary and arguably the best writer. He wrote Acts and the book of Luke.
Personally I enjoyed all the epistles of St. Paul talking about our first churches. RD said that St. Barnabas preached with Paul and there is a missing epistle of his. I often wondered why there was no epistle of St. Barnabas since he was preaching from community to community. I simply thought he wasn’t a scholar which is an argument used about St. Peter that St. Peter never wrote his two epistles.
The Shepherd of Hermas(?), and the epistle of Clement, are other books Fr. Rich would like to read and they were mentioned in the Bible. It was not of apostolic origin but may have been divinely inspired according to Ryan Scheel. Pope Clement knew Peter. I think it was said he was Peter’s successor and/or the first Pope? The Lost Books of the Bible sounds totally interesting to read in addition to the Bible.
The passage Fr. Rich read at the end of the show reminded me of St. Anselm of Canterbury and his ontological argument that God is a being that no greater can be imagined.
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