9780415116213

The Gospel of Thomas

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415116213

  • ISBN10:

    041511621X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-06-27
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

How does the Gospel of Thomas represent an independent source for the study of early Christianity and the sayings of Jesus? For the first time,The Gospel of St. Thomasoffers a commentary of the Gospels of Thomas, previously only available to theologians and scholars. Richard Valantasis provides fresh translations of the Coptic and Greek text, with an illuminating commentary, examining the text line by line. A general introduction is provided, outlining previous scholarly debates and situating the Gospel in its historical and theological contexts.The Gospel of St. Thomaspresents Thomas' gospel as an integral part of the canon of Biblical writings, informing us further about the literature of the Judeo-Christian tradition and the study of early Christianity.

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface ix(2)
Preface xi(5)
List of abbreviations xvi
1 Introduction
1(28)
A description of the Gospel of Thomas
3(3)
The theology of the Gospel of Thomas
6(6)
The date of the Gospel of Thomas
12(9)
The Gospel of Thomas and asceticism
21(3)
My perspective on the Gospel of Thomas
24(5)
2 A window on the Gospel of Thomas: the Greek fragment texts
29(20)
3 The Coptic version of the Gospel of Thomas
49(148)
Bibliography 197(5)
Index 202

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