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The Briefing 04-11-13

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1) Gospel of Jesus’ Wife? It’s still just sensationalism masquerading as scholarship

Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say, New York Times (Laura Goodstein)

The Alleged Gospel of Jesus’ Wife: Assessment and Evaluation of Authenticity, Harvard Theological Review, Volume 107.02 (Leo Depuydt)

“Jesus said to them, ‘My wife…’” A New Coptic Papyrus Fragment, Harvard Theological Review, Volume 107.02 (Karen L. King)

The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife? When Sensationalism Masquerades as Scholarship, AlbertMohler.com (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)

2) Remembering the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act and how politics really work

50 Years Later, Obama Salutes Passage of Civil Rights Act, New York Times (Peter Baker)

Obama Shifts Subtly on Civil Rights, Wall Street Journal (Colleen Nelson)

Obama pays tribute to Johnson, Civil Rights Act, USA Today (David Jackson)

3) How do you have morality if you do not have God?

Worldwide, Many See Belief in God as Essential to Morality, Pew Research Center (James Bell, Katie Simmons, and Russ Oates)

The destructive myth about religion that Americans disproportionately believe, Salon.com (CJ Werleman)