Lost Christianities; The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never KnewBaker & Taylor
In Lost Christianities, Bart D. Ehrman offers a fascinating look at early forms of Christianity and shows how they came to be suppressed, reformed, or forgotten. All of these groups insisted that they upheld the teachings of Jesus and his apostles, and they all possessed writings that bore out their claims, books reputedly produced by Jesus's own followers. Modern archaeological work has recovered a number of key texts, and as Ehrman shows, these spectacular discoveries reveal religious diversity that says much about the ways in which history gets written by the winners.
Author: Bart D. Ehrman