In 2012, Harvard Divinity School's Dr. Karen King announced that she had found an ancient papyrus in which Jesus calls Mary Magdalene "my wife." The manuscript made headlines, offering proof for her arguments that ancient Christianity was vastly different from the faith of today. As the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award winner My Father's Paradise recounts in this finalist for the Edgar Award for the Best True Crime Book of the Year, when he followed the trail of this papyrus, it led him from Berlin's factory districts to the former headquarters of the East German Stasi before winding up in Florida, where he discovered an internet pornographer with a prophetess wife.
Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife
Author: Ariel Sabar.