We all know that there were a lot of goospels, and only a few made it to the bible.
But we also know that the themes of bible stories closey if not exactely come from the “Great Books” that were written long prior to the Bible stories.
Does anyone know the official Church position on this topic?
I just read the book Truth and Tolerance by our new Pope Benedict that answered a lot of my questions.
A few short points, this truth that the bible is fictional or symbolic, or how ever you want to phrase it, actually strengthens my faith. I love reading the other gospels.
This is what I love the most about our Church, that we are well educated into philosophy, theology and in constant search of the deeper truth.
I am a new Catholic that was raised Southern Baptist!
Any open dialog or direction to a website would be much appreciated!