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The Gospel of Thomas The Recently Discovered Mystical Sayings Of Jesus, With Facing Page Commentary That Brings The Text To Life For You The Gospel Of Thomas Really Is, I Believe, The Clearest Guide We Have To The Vision Of The World S Supreme Mystical Revolutionary, The Teacher Known As Jesus To Those Who Learn To Unpack Its Sometimes Cryptic Sayings, The Gospel Of Thomas Offers A Naked And Dazzlingly Subversive Representation Of Jesus Defining And Most Radical Discovery That The Living Kingdom Of God Burns In Us And Surrounds Us At All Moments From The Foreword By Andrew HarveyThis Ancient Text Can Become A Companion For Your Own Spiritual Journey In , Twelve Ancient Books Were Found Inside A Sealed Jar At The Base Of An Egyptian Cliff One Of Those Texts Was The Gospel Of Thomas, One Of The Most Important Religious Archaeological Discoveries Of The Twentieth Century While Illuminating The Origins Of Christianity, It Raises The Question Whether The New Testament S Version Of Jesus Teachings Is Entirely Accurate And CompleteWritten At The Same Time As The Canonical Gospels, The Gospel Of Thomas Portrays Jesus As A Wisdom Loving Sage The Aphoristic Sayings Emphasize The Value Of The Present, Teaching That The Kingdom Of God Is Here And Now, Rather Than A Future Promise Or Future Threat It Presents A New Way Of Looking At The Challenging And Intriguing Figure Of Jesus, And Reminds Us That The Divine Can Be Found Right Here On EarthNow You Can Experience The Gospel Of Thomas With Understanding Even If You Have No Previous Knowledge Of Early Christian History Or Thought This SkyLight Illuminations Edition Offers Insightful Yet Unobtrusive Commentary That Explains References And Philosophical Terms, Shares The Inspiring Interpretations Of Famous Spiritual Teachers, And Gives You Deeper Understanding Of Thomas S Innovative Message That Self Knowledge And Contemplation Of The Nature Of This World Are The Keys To The Kingdom Of Heaven

10 thoughts on “The Gospel of Thomas

  1. says:

    This is a good read overall It started out slow for me but the authors analysis picks up as you get into the book The only negative was assumptive and overly conclusive language that he used I eventually enjoyed his analysis, particularly the manner in which he provides context from the Gospels and other early Christian Jewish writings It is clear to see why the Gospel of Thomas was not included in the Canon Never the less, some of the ideas and thoughts fit well into Christian philosophy It provides such an alternative view of Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven, it is worth the read At the same time, it seems written with a particular agenda in mind to the degree that it does not fit with the Gospels.

  2. says:

    I am still reading this book, along with the Nag Hammadi Scriptures Hmmmm, learning, absorbing, an Listening deeply.

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    This book is full of light There is light within a person of light, and it lights the whole world If it does not shine, there is darkness A person of light should begin to shine forth radiance into the world before setting out to show others the way to do so.I recommend the Gospel of Judas as well its text is available on the web.

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    Some verses that have been grabbing my attention once integrated it will become full of light , but such person divided , it will become full of darknessGospel of Thomas Saying 61 Jesus said If those who lead you say to you See, the kingdom is in heaven, then the birds of the heaven will go before you if they say to you It is in the sea, then the fish will go before you But the kingdom is within you, and it is outside of you When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will know that you are the sons of the living Father But if you do not know yourselves, then you are in poverty, and you are poverty Gospel of Thomas Saying 3, If you plur do not abstain from the world, you will not find the kingdom If you do not make the sabbath a sabbath you will not behold the father The importance of meditation in your daily lifes Gospel of Thomas Saying 27Jesus said, Where there are three divine beings they are divine Where there are two or one, I myself dwell with that person Gospel of Thomas Saying 30 Jesus said , One who seeks will find The door will be opened to one who knocks.Gospel of Thomas Saying 94 His disciples said to him, When is the kingdom going to come , It is not by being waited for that it is going to come They are not going to say, Here it is or There it is Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out over the earth, and people do not see it Gospel of Thomas Saying 113His disciples said, When will you be shown forth to us and when shall we behold you Jesus said, When you strip naked without being ashamed, and take your garments and put them under your feet like little children and tread upon them, then you will see the child of the living And you will not be afraid.Gospel of Thomas Saying 37 The importance of see the world with the children eyes who dont judge or try to rationalize but instead of this just contemplate the things as they are

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    The translation of the Gospel of Thomas in this book seems to be pretty good, though that isn t my area of expertise basically, it is quite clear and both literal and literary.That said, the commentary is, from my perspective, quite lacking Stevan Davies obviously knows the Gospel inside and out, as a literary object within a historical context, but as to the intention of the text he often seems to miss the mark by a mile Some of his comments are helpful, some of them unhelpful but interesting, and some come off as shallow or forced.Given the overall poor quality of the commentary, I cannot recommend this volume, though the Gospel of Thomas itself is among my favorite Christian texts, and is thankfully available in multiple good translations in numerous easily obtained collections See, for instance, The Gnostic Bible, The Complete Gospels Annotated Scholar s Version, and The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus The Definitive Collection of Mystical Gospels and Secret Books about Jesus of Nazareth.

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    Easily my favorite passage 51 His disciples asked him When will the dead rest When will the new world arrive He replied That which you are waiting for has come, but you don t recognize it.I take issue with the Editor s interpretation of 65 He seems to think that the Landowner can t be God because the Landowner acts incompetently and we all know God isn t incompetent But when one considers how frequently the tribe of Israel rejected the prophets sent to them, it seems like the meaning of the parable is less about the Landowners competence and about the irrational, ungrateful, and disrespectful disposition of the debtors.Saying 3, 113 and a few others in the middle provided nice symmetry regarding the kingdom of God as already established and people not recognizing or comprehending it This teaching combined with the stressing of Christ s teachings over his personage provided fresh insight to the value of the present condition and discipleship as a method to transcend.

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    In 1945, a document containing sayings attributed to Jesus was found in an Egyptian cave The Gospel of Thomas was contemporaneously written with the other four primary gospels of the New Testament This new gospel offers a new perspective on Jesus messages the Kingdom of Heaven is right here in the present, and it is up to us to recognize it.

  8. says:

    a mystical and eastern Jesus.

  9. says:

    Closer to the source, I think

  10. says:

    An interesting potential gospel Some of the ideas I had heard of before, but some were new to me.Enjoyed the difference in perspective on the early Christians.

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