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Title: Mechanism of Mystification and Demystification at the Point of Contact between the Humanities and Science : Case Study of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife
Authors: Piwowarczyk, Przemysław
Keywords: Gospel of Jesus’ Wife; Karen King; papyrology
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Warszawa : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Citation: B. Bokus, E. Kosowska (ed.), "Truth and falsehood in science and the arts" (S. 36-45). Warszawa : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Abstract: The case of the so-called Gospel of Jesus’ Wife lays bare all the problems of research on early Christian manuscripts. We have here a manuscript of unknown provenance, a private collector wishing to protect his anonymity, an academic institution hungry for media interest, and, last but not least, the ideological bias of a scholar. In the end, the manuscript proved to be a modern forgery. However, we know this without any serious doubt not thanks to laboratory analyses and more traditional paleographic or historical studies. The issue was not resolved until a professional journalist conducted a journalistic investigation. If this method of verification of manuscript authenticity joins the others, it would be an undisputable benefit of this whole four-year-long saga.
ISBN: 978-83-235-4220-9
Appears in Collections:Książki/rozdziały (W.Hum.)

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