Monday, October 15, 2007

The Thirteenth Apostle is published!

The long-awaited (at least for me!) moment has arrived. The Thirteenth Apostle is published. Haaris Naqvi, my editor at Continuum, has put up a post on the T & T Clark blog about it with endorsements from several scholars. If you get a chance, take a look here.

Louis Painchaud (Universite Laval, Canada): "April DeConick's new book provides solutions to major issues raised by this fascinating but frequently misunderstood text."

Jane D. Schaberg (Prof. of Religious Studies, University of Detroit, USA): "April DeConick makes a brilliant contribution to the conversation about this puzzling gospel, whose 'bitter voice' she hears as a sophisticated, ironic parody of mainstream Christianity. Her engagement with the gospel of Mark and with movie versions of Judas deftly bring first and second century sectarian conflicts into contemporary focus. I highly recommend this book to all those interested in the apocryphal and canonical gospels."

Prof. Madeleine Scopello (Director of Research at the National Center of Scientific Research, Sorbonne, France): "Turning upside down the most accepted understanding of the Gospel of Judas, April DeConick gives a radical new reading of this Coptic text, based on her fresh, personal translation. [...] A deep original insight is offered on the intense and troubled story of early Christianity with its rival, opposing streams. Those who are interested in the Gnostic adventure cannot miss The Thirteenth Apostle."

The best price for purchase is Amazon, which is offering it for $13.57, if you can believe that!


Judy Redman said...

I just ordered through Amazon, but it is saying that it will not ship until 31 December, so anyone wanting their copy quickly might like to consider paying a bit more and ordering elsewhere.

April DeConick said...


I think this is probably an error on the part of Amazon. Once the book reaches the warehouses it will be shipped to all standing orders. So I imagine that Amazon will be receiving its order shortly.

Judy Redman said...

Today I got an email from Amazon saying my copy had been shipped, so I am looking forward to receiving it by 12 November.