Misreading Judas by Robert Wahler is analysis of the Gospel of Judas from a Gnostic perspective. Scholars who have analyzed this extremely short Gospel in the past have done so incorrectly, according to Wahler. They have disregarded the Gnostic and Western hints in the text and only analyzed it from the Orthodox Christian perspective. I enjoyed this book, and Wahler definitely explains the Gospel of Judas well. Even though I didn’t know much about Gnosticism and had never read the Gospel of Judas myself, I was able to understand this book. The only thing keeping me from giving it a perfect 5/5 rating is the fact that it didn’t read nicely on an e-reader. There were big walls of text in some places, with the Gospel of Judas and the 4 other Gospels being quoted and analyzed at the same time. Without the proper spacing and the proper distinction between the quotes and the analyses, I found it difficult to understand what was going on a times.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a nonfiction Gospel of Judas analysis.
I received a copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 books