Do we only have four Gospels? This is the question that the Da Vince Code has managed to bring to debate again. Looking at the Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas and other Gospels, this article asks, Are they presenting competing Christianities or are they apocryphal? It gives four basic reasons why they should be regarded as false gospels.
Sayings attributed to Jesus are known as "agrapha." Lane develops criteria for evaluating these sayings of Jesus found in extra-biblical sources like the Nag Hammadi inscriptions and the CopticGospel of Thomas.