Yesterday I went to a panel discussion to launch A New New Testament. The book includes ancient texts such as the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Thomas, and The Gospel of Truth, and Thunder: Perfect Mind, alongside the traditional New Testament. It is intended to be read and used to enrich our understanding of Christ and our faith, and to spur conversation.
“Inherent in Christianity is arguing about the Bible,” Taussig said during the discussion. “I think this is an argument worth having.”
I agree. I personally don’t have any problem with the idea of playing with the canon. Some of these books may contain just as much wisdom and truth as the letters of Paul. Whether or not you think we can add to scripture, I think it’s a conversation we should have.