ISBN: 1594770468
EAN13: 9781594770463
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 1, 2005
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.71" H x 8.9" L x 6.06" W
Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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CHRISTIAN STUDIES / GNOSTICISM Among all the astonishing documents unearthed in 1945 near the desert village of Nag Hammadi, the Gospel of Thomas has made the greatest impact on our understanding of Christianity. . . . The words in this text have the power to touch an unknown part of ourselves that brings with it an undeniable recognition of truth and hope. --Jacob Needleman, author of Lost Christianity and The American Soul In this remarkable book, scholar-mystic Jean-Yves Leloup invites us to meditate on the 'eternal jewel, ' the revelation of Jesus, and on the reign of God spread all around us, within and without. May these logia of Jesus translated from the Gospel of Thomas fall on good soil and yield a bountiful harvest of peace, justice, and enlightenment. --Margaret Starbird, author of The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail 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 in 114 logia, or sayings, that were gathered by Judas Didymus Thomas, whom some claim was Jesus' 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. Read More chevron_right

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