The Gospel of Philip by James Brantingham
Andrew Philip Smith and Miguel O Conner (from Aeon Byte Radio): The Gospel of Philip
The Gospel of Philip is Gnostic book but can, according to the core Coptic to English word for word interlinear translation, be written in such a manner that also allows it to be read as essentially a Canonical text. Thus the surface meaning has an alternative understanding (this in essence makes it a striking ‘Gnostic Gospel’ for modern readers today.) So the Gospel of Philip includes both complementary Gnostic and Canonical understandings concurrently.
Along these lines one of today’s greatest scholars of Gnostic Christianity read the Brantingham text and suggested that…
“James Brantingham has for the first time adapted the Gospel of Philip for contemporary mainstream Christians.”
—— Andrew Phillip Smith, Author of: The Secret History of The Gnostics
Miguel O Conner, seminary trained and a scholar of Gnosticism said after himself after reading and interviewing Dr. Brantingham (at Aeon Byte Radio) gave this translation of the Gospel of Philip the highest rating possible at Amazon of: 5 out of 5 stars (Amazon review by Miguel O Conner, December 1, 2017). He certainly believes those oriented toward Gnostic exegesis will find this book a good read, a Gnostic read and, that it can be understood too as a Christian-Gnostic Gospel…
He writes… “Calibrating his work with the research of other Gospel of Philip experts like Andrew Phillip Smith and Jean-Yves Leloup, Brantingham provides an elegant and insightful translation, as well as an apt introduction on the Gospel of Philip and the milieu from which it came from. He doesn’t go all guns firing and taking liberties, though, calibrating his work with the research of other Gospel of Philip experts like Andrew Phillip Smith and Jean-Yves Leloup. In the end, Brantingham reveals a universal Christian treatise that goes beyond the niche spiritual tech of Gnosis — one that presents avenues to the renewal of faith and the human condition.”
———Miguel O Conner of ‘Aeon Byte Radio’ (Online, at Facebook and U-tube)
Mary Magdalene and the Gospel of Philip:
Finally this is the key text that describes the interaction between Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ and, the relationship between those two and, between Mary and Jesus and all the other original Apostles. In the bestselling book by Dan Brown, the DaVinci Code, Brown asserts that (from this Gospel) it is stated Jesus… kissed her (Mary) frequently on her lips. This translation of the Gospel of Philip by Brantingham, honestly answers this question, “did Jesus kiss Mary Magdalene frequently on the lips”? This Gospel of Philip Brown also asserted, confirmed that Jesus and Mary were married. Again, Brantingham honestly answers what can be asserted about this question at this time (by the translation). A new movie from Universal Studios will soon be released (at the end of March) and shown with the title of ‘Mary Magdalene,’ starring Rooney Mara as Mary and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ. Reading Dr. Brantingham’s Gospel of Philip will help you better understand from where the movie’s story line is derived, showing ‘Mary Magdalene’s,’ relationship to Jesus Christ and the other Apostles. Look for James Brantingham’s new and coming publications at Amazon of the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Truth and even the Gospel of Mary (that is, of Mary Magdalene). These Gnostic Christian texts, the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary and a number of other (Nag Hammadi) “Gnostic” texts, also offer insight into the interaction between Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Peter and between Mary and all the other original Apostles.