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Thomas at the crossroads : essays on the Gospel of Thomas

Author: Risto Uro
Publisher: Edinburgh : T & T Clark, ©1998.
Series: Studies of the New Testament and its world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Gospel of Thomas, discovered as a Coptic translation in the Nag Hammadi Library, is one of the most debated early Christian writings." "In Thomas at the Crossroads a team of experts 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. The book examines the major current issues in Thomasine studies, such as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Risto Uro
ISBN: 0567086070 9780567086075
OCLC Number: 40927972
Description: xvii, 222 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Thomas and oral gospel tradition / Risto Uro --
Thomas' I-sayings and the Gospel of John / Ismo Dunderberg --
Thomas and the beloved disciple / Ismo Dunderberg --
Women disciples in the Gospel of Thomas / Antti Marjanen --
Is Thomas a Gnostic gospel? / Antti Marjanen --
Is Thomas an encratite gospel? / Risto Uro --
Thomas and Jewish religious practices / Antti Marjanen.
Series Title: Studies of the New Testament and its world.
Responsibility: edited by Risto Uro.

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"The Gospel of Thomas, discovered as a Coptic translation in the Nag Hammadi Library, is one of the most debated early Christian writings." "In Thomas at the Crossroads a team of experts 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. The book examines the major 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."--Jacket.

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