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"Jesus Sutras"

The name "Jesus Sutras" is frequently applied to a number of ancient Chinese Christian texts, most if not all unfortunately of Nestorian origin but not always reflecting this theologically. Surprisingly (even astonishingly, in light of their sometimes remarkable content and the appeal one would have expected them to have for Western converts to Eastern religions), they have attracted very little attention. Their authenticity does not seem to be in question, although I worry a bit about the involvement of various shady antique dealers. Certainly this would be a profitable field of study for the historian of Christianity.

Norman Hugh Redington

Under construction --- far from complete! Read with caution.


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