Theology: New Words of Jesus?

Racing against the day when the Aswan Dam will submerge a 250-mile section of the Nile Valley, University of Chicago archaeologists recently unearthed a major manuscript discovery. Dug from the ruins of a 10th century Christian monastery on the Egyptian-Sudanese border, their find is an ancient Coptic prayer book containing a hymn to the Cross recited by Jesus before the Crucifixion and a hitherto unrecorded conversation between Christ and his disciples after the Resurrection.

Sitting with his disciples on the Mount of Olives four days before the Ascension, the manuscript declares, Jesus was asked by Peter to...

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