Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas
ISBN: 0375703160
EAN13: 9780375703164
Language: English
Publication Date: May 4, 2004
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.60" H x 7.90" L x 5.10" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
When her young son was diagnosed with fatal pulmonary hypertension, religion professor Pagels' spiritual and intellectual endeavors took on a new urgency, leading her to investigate what Jesus and his teachings meant to his followers before the invention of doctrine.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover In Beyond Belief, renowned religion scholar Elaine Pagels continues her groundbreaking examination of the earliest Christian texts, arguing for an ongoing assessment of faith and a questioning of religious orthodoxy. Spurred on by personal tragedy and new scholarship from an international group of researchers, Pagels returns to her investigation of the secret Gospel of Thomas, and breathes new life into writings once thought heretical. As she arrives at an ever-deeper conviction in her own faith, Pagels reveals how faith allows for a diversity of interpretations, and that the rogue voices of Christianity encourage and sustain the recognition of the light within us all.