The Gospel Of Thomas
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📒The Gospel Of Thomas ✍ Jean-Yves Leloup
✏The Gospel of Thomas Book Summary : A new translation and analysis of the gospel that records the actual words of Jesus • Explores the gnostic significance of Jesus's teachings recorded in this gospel • Explains the true nature of the new man whose coming Jesus envisioned • Translated and interpreted by the author of the bestselling The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and The Gospel of Philip One of the cache of codices and manuscripts discovered in Nag Hammadi, the Gospel of Thomas, unlike the canonical gospels, does not contain a narrative recording Christ's life and prophecies. Instead it is a collection of his teachings--what he actually said. These 114 logia, or sayings, were collected by Judas Didymus Thomas, whom some claim to be Jesus's closest disciple. No sooner was this gospel uncovered from the sands of Upper Egypt than scholars and theologians began to bury it anew in a host of conflicting interpretations and polemics. While some say it is a hodgepodge from the canonical gospels, for others it is the source text from which all the gospel writers drew their material and inspiration. In this new translation of the Gospel of Thomas, Jean-Yves Leloup shows that the Jesus recorded by the "infinitely skeptical and infinitely believing" Thomas has much in common with gnostics of non-dualistic schools. Like them, Jesus preaches the coming of a new man, the genesis of the man of knowledge. In this gospel, Jesus describes a journey from limited to unlimited consciousness. The Jesus of Thomas invites us to drink deeply from the well of knowledge that lies within, not so that we may become good Christians but so we may attain the self-knowledge that will make each of us, too, a Christ.
📒The Composition Of The Gospel Of Thomas ✍ Simon Gathercole
✏The Composition of the Gospel of Thomas Book Summary : This groundbreaking study argues that the Gospel of Thomas was written in Greek and influenced by New Testament writings.
📒The Gospel Of Thomas ✍ Richard Valantasis
✏The Gospel of Thomas Book Summary : This volume offers the first full commentary on the Gospel of Thomas, a work which has previously been accessible only to theologians and scholars. Valantasis provides fresh translations of the Coptic and Greek text, with an illuminating commentary, examining the text line by line. He includes a general introduction outlining the debates of previous scholars and situating the Gospel in its historical and theological contexts. The Gospel of Thomas provides an insight into a previously inaccessible text and presents Thomas' gospel as an integral part of the canon of Biblical writings, which can inform us further about the literature of the Judeo-Christian tradition and early Christianity.
📒The Gospel Of Thomas ✍ Leonardo Paolo Lovari
✏The Gospel of Thomas Book Summary : The Gospel of Thomas is an apocryphal gospel that gathers 114 sayings of Jesus. His composition date is debated among scholars: some consider it a contemporary of the synoptic gospels, if not even prior to these, whose dating is not later than the end of I century; but most scholars believe that it is later, as it would show a partial dependence on the canonical gospels, and date it to the middle of the second century, in 140. The attribution of the gospel is to the apostle "Didymus Judas Thomas" (both "Didymus "That" Thomas "means" twin ", respectively in Greek and Aramaic). The vision that emerges from the Gospel according to Thomas is that the Kingdom of God is already present on Earth and that the divine light, present within all men, can allow them to see the Kingdom and enter it. The complete text of the Gospel is preserved in the Coptic museum in Cairo, in a papyrus manuscript in the Coptic language discovered in 1945 in Nag Hammadi, Egypt; this code, linked with a method now known as Coptic ligation, dates back to around 340.
📒Gospel Of Thomas Annotated And Explained ✍ Stevan L. Davies
✏Gospel of Thomas Annotated and Explained Book Summary : Sheds light on the origins of Christianity, presenting Jesus as a wisdom-loving sage whose aphoristic sayings portray the kingdom of God as a present fact about the world, rather than a future promise or future threat. Original.
📒The Gospel Of Thomas ✍ Ron Miller
✏The Gospel of Thomas Book Summary : "In the decades since its discovery, the Gospel of Thomas has intrigued people of all faiths around the world. Shedding new light on the origins of Christianity, the Gospel of Thomas raises questions about whether the New Testament's version of Jesus's teachings is entirely accurate and complete. In the Gospel of Thomas we see Jesus as a wisdom-loving sage, sharing aphorisms about the value of the present and each person's role in the creation of the Kingdom of God here on earth. But these inspiring sayings can leave you wondering, "What next?"" "Now you can learn how to start applying Jesus's wisdom to your own life - and, in turn, to the world around you. This unique guidebook leads you through Thomas, offering practices that help you translate Jesus's wisdom into a more fulfilling, enriching daily life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
📒The Gospel Of Thomas And Christian Wisdom ✍ Stevan L. Davies
✏The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom Book Summary : Discovered in Egypt in 1945 as part of the Nag Hammadi Library, the Gospel of Thomas was long considered irrelevant to the study of Jesus' teachings. Stevan Davies' influential The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom overturned this view, and enabled the Gospel of Thomas to be taken seriously as a source for the earliest Christianity. This Bardic Press edition brings a classic work of accessible scholarshp back into print. A entirely new forty page introduction discusses recent developments in scholarship, looks at Thomas' independence from the New Testament gospels, discusses the role of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel Thomas, and offers a variety of valuable insights. A fascinating additional essay speculates that Thomas may have been used as an oracle text in a similar way to the I Ching.
📒The Gospel Of Thomas And Plato ✍ Ivan Miroshnikov
✏The Gospel of Thomas and Plato Book Summary : In The Gospel of Thomas and Plato, Ivan Miroshnikov offers the first systematic discussion of the Platonist impact on the Gospel of Thomas, arguing that Platonism is indispensable to making sense of those sayings that have long remained exegetical cruces.
📒The Gospel Of Thomas ✍ Samuel Zinner
✏The Gospel of Thomas Book Summary : A translation from Coptic and Greek texts of the Gospel of Thomas, with an in-depth study of the intellectual and historical circumstance of the text, including mystic Jewish and early Christian sources.
📒The Gospel Of Thomas ✍ Uwe-Karsten Plisch
✏The Gospel of Thomas Book Summary : The Gospel of Thomas, a collection of words of Jesus, is one of the most significant extrabiblical texts of the early Christian era. This edition presents the texts in the classical languages and provides an English translation and a readily readable commentary. It includes: An introduction to the Gospel of Thomas The complete Coptic text The text of the Greek fragments and a Greek retranslation of all logia with parallel texts from the canonical gospels An English translation An extensive commentary Illustrations of the Coptic manuscript An appendix with an index and bibliography The introduction and commentary do not assume knowledge of the classical languages, making the Gospel of Thomas accessible to a broad audience. Dr. Uwe-Karsten Plisch is a renowned specialist in extrabiblical texts of the early Christian era (2nd/3rd centuries). He participates in the German translation of the texts from Nag Hammadi