Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Maybe we shouldn’t be so hard on Judas, says an Anglican bishop who feels ‘a bit sorry’ for him

From National Post-(Canada)

He may be one of the hardest of all historical figures to present in a good light, but despite his reputation as a villain of truly Biblical proportions, prominent clerics have lent their voices to calls for a reappraisal of Judas Iscariot.

Although the attempted rehabilitation would put recent efforts to restore Richard III’s good name in the shade, one Church of England bishop suggested that he feels “a bit sorry” for Judas.

The Rt Rev Nick Baines, the Bishop of Leeds, said that the apostle who betrayed Jesus with a kiss has had a “lousy press.” While Judas had long been reviled as “the ultimate traitor,” the truth behind his decision to hand Jesus over to the religious authorities may, he argued, have been more complicated.

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