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Recovering the original Gospel of Thomas : a history of the gospel and its growth

Author: April D De Conick
Publisher: London : T & T Clark, 2006, cop. 2005.
Series: Library of New Testament studies., Early Christianity in context ;, v. 286.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores tough questions that have occupied scholars since the discovery of the "Gospel of Thomas" in the sands of Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in the 1940's. Where did this gospel come from? When was it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: April D De Conick
ISBN: 0567043320 9780567043320 0567043428 9780567043429
OCLC Number: 439587166
Notes: Prva izd.: 2005.
Description: XVI, 290 str. : graf. prikazi ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART ONE: MAPPING A METHODOLOGY; Chapter 1: The "New" Traditionsgeschichtliche Approach; I. The Historical Contexture of Traditions; II. The Communal Nature of Traditions; III. The Responsive Nature of Traditions; IV. The Shift of Traditions; V. Streams of Traditions; VI. The Transmission of Traditions; Chapter 2: The Engimatic Gospel of Thomas; I. Previously Proposed Compositional Models; A. Literate Model; B. Oral-Literate Model; C. Redaction Model; II. The Rolling Corpus Model; A. Oral Consciousness; B. Multivalency; C. Structure; Chapter 3: The Rolling Gospel of Thomas; I. Principle of Development; A. Development of Form; B. Coherence to Characteristic Vocabulary and Themes; C. Anachronisms; II. Principle of Responsiveness; A. Responses Reflecting General Christian Experiences; B. Responses Reflecting Particular Community Experiences; III. Principle of Constituency; A. Shifts in Composition; B. Shifts in Hermeneutics; PART TWO: RECOVERING THE KERNEL; Chapter 4 An Early Christian Speech Gospel; I. Five Kernel Speeches. A. First Speech: Eschatological Urgency; B. Second Speech: Eschatological Challenges; C. Third Speech: Exclusive Commitment to Jesus; D. Fourth Speech: The Selection of the Worthy Few; E. Fifth Speech: The Imminent Kingdom of God; II. The Prophet-Orator; A. The Prophet in Conservative Christian Judaism; B. The Prophet in Ebionism; C. The Prophet in the Kernel; Chapter 5: The Imminent Apocalypse; I. The Eschatological and Mystical Dimensions of Apocalyptic; II. Apocalyptic Expectations in the Kernel Sayings; A. Unprecedented Chaos; B. Reversal of World Order; C. Destruction of the Temple; D. Final Judgment; III. The Son of Man Tradition; IV. The Origins of the Kernel Gospel; PART THREE: ASSESSING THE ACCRETIONS; Chapter 6: The Collapse of the Apocalypse; I. When the End Did Not Come; II. Accretive Responses to the Non-Event; A. The Fully Present Kingdom on Earth; B. The Primordial Adam and the Encratic Ideal; C. Mysticism; III. The Hermeneutical Shift; Chapter 7: The Restoration of Eden; I. Sexuality in Second Temple Judaism; II. Sexuality in Earliest Christianity; III. Encratism and the Role of Eschatology; IV. Encratism and the Role of Protology; V. The Origins of Thomas' Encratism; Chapter 8: The In-Gathering of Stories; I. The Jewish Mystical Story; A. The Heavenly Man of Light; B. The Radiant Image and Its Loss; C. The Restoration of the Lost Image; II. The Hermetic Story; A. The Fallen Soul; B. The Recovery of the Soul; Chapter 9: The Immanent Apocalypse; I. Thomas' Mysticism; A. The Image of God and the Divine Double; B. The Fallen Condition of the Soul; C. The Path of Liberation; II. The Origins of Thomas' Mysticism; A. Alexandrian Christian Mysticism; B. The Adaptation of the Kernel; Chapter 10: Thomas and Christian Origins.
Series Title: Library of New Testament studies., Early Christianity in context ;, v. 286.
Responsibility: April D. De Conick.

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