Thomas at the Crossroads: Essays on the Gospel of Thomas
A&C Black, Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 222 pages
The Gospel of Thomas is one of the most debated early Christian writings. Discovered as a Coptic translation in the Nag Hammadi Library, its date, message and relation to the canonical gospels have been the subject of much divisive argument. This book offers new perspectives on the gospel and demonstrates the various ways in which it sheds light on the ideological and social history of early Christianity.Expert scholars go to the heart of current issues in Thomasine studies, such as the role of oral and written traditions in the composition of the gospel, Thomas' relationship with the Gospel of John and with Gnostic and ascetic tendencies in early Christianity, the gospel's attitude to women followers of Jesus and to Jewish ritual practices.
Thomas at the crossroads new perspectives on a debated gospel
1 Thomas and oral gospel tradition
2 Thomas Isayings and the Gospel of John
3 Thomas and the Beloved Disciple
4 Women disciples in the Gospel of Thomas
5 Is Thomas a Gnostic gospel?
6 Is Thomas an encratite gospel?
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According to Thomas almsgiving Apocryphon of John argues ascetic asceticism authorial fiction Beloved Disciple Book of Thomas bridal chamber canonical gospels Charlesworth Christology circumcision Clement Conick context Coptic creation Davies E. J. Brill early Christian encratite Evangelium fasting Fortress Press Gärtner Gnostic Gospel According Gospel of John Gospel of Philip Gospel of Thomas Greek Haenchen Ibid J. M. Robinson Jewish religious practices Johannine Judas Thomas kingdom Kloppenborg Koester Layton Leiden light literary logia logion 12 logion 27 Luke male Marjanen Mary Magdalene Matt Matthew monachos Nag Hammadi Codex Nag Hammadi Library oral traditions original P.Oxy Pistis Sophia present question Quispel redaction refers regard relationship S. J. Patterson sabbath salvation Sayings of Jesus Schenke scholars Schüngel sexual similar speaks Studies suggested Synoptic Gospels Testament Theology Thom Thomasevangelium Thomasine Christians translation University Press Valentinian Woman Jesus Loved women