The biggest myths about the resurrection - and four other articles by Candida Moss on early Christianity


In a series of five articles published in The Daily Beast, Professor Candida Moss explores the latest Biblical studies research and debunks some myths of early Christianity.

Coinciding with Easter Sunday, the first article explored the biggest myths about the resurrection of Jesus, the topic of Candida’s 2017 Edward Cadbury Lectures.

The second article looked into a controversial new claim out of a dig in the Sinai that has deemed an ancient image to depict a well-endowed Yahweh (or having a tail) with a wife at his side.

Candida’s third article explored the myths surrounding Mary Magdalene, including the claim that Mary and Jesus were married, a story publicised by Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.

In the fourth piece, Candida reports on a newly discovered, ancient version of the story of God testing Abraham in which Isaac is actually sacrificed.

In the final and most recent article, Candida covers new research from Dr Nicholas Hardy at the University of Birmingham which proves that one of the translators of the King James Bible was renowned French scholar Isaac Casaubon, a discovery that goes against popular conceptions of the Bible as an all-English affair.

Candida Moss is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham. Her research primarily focuses on ideas about martyrdom, death, suffering, and afterlife in the New Testament and literature of Early Christianity.