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Whose Savior? Salvation, Damnation And The Race Of Adam In The Gospel Of Judas

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One of the striking characteristics of the Gospel of Judas is that it lacks an elaborate soteriological perspective. With the sole exception of the race of Adam, no one seems to be object of salvation. The human race is heading for eternal condemnation, together with the entire demiurgic reality. The great and holy race does not seem to need salvation. The main point of the Gospel of Judas is denial of a specific soteriological interpretation of Jesus' death. The sole explicit representation of Jesus as the Saviour is not to be found in context of his death. On the contrary, it is found in the context of his earthly activity. In spite of its title, the Gospel of Judas does not seem to communicate any 'good news'. On the contrary, it talks extensively about the structure of archontic world and the condemnation of everything that is a part of it.

Keywords: Gospel of Judas; Jesus' death; race of Adam; salvation; Saviour; soteriological



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