There's dynamite on the CWN home page today: Father Paul Mankowski demonstrates that Elaine Pagels, the influential author of The Gnostic Gospels, has manipulated a crucial historical source to suit her thesis. This is the sort of flagrant scholarly misconduct which, for a less popular writer, would likely mean the end of any academic career. But Pagels is no ordinary writer; she's an important source of support for works like The Da Vinci Code and the "Gospel of Judas."An excellect job of exposing the distortions...Read it here...
Will the normal standards of scholarship be applied? We'll soon see.
Monday, April 24, 2006
From CWNews: Fraud charge against Elaine Pagels
Posted by Prodigal Son at 4/24/2006 09:30:00 PM