Item description for Thomas at the Crossroads: Essays on the Gospel of Thomas (Studies of the New Testament and Its World) by Risto Uro...
The Gospel of Thomas is one of the most debated early Christian writings. Discovered as a Coptic translation in the Nag Hammadi Library, its date, message and relation to the canonical gospels have been the subject of much divisive argument. This book 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.Expert scholars go to the heart of 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.>
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Studio: T. & T. Clark Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.83" Width: 5.69" Height: 0.96" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Nov 9, 2000
Publisher T. & T. Clark Publishers
ISBN 0567086070 ISBN13 9780567086075
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More About Risto Uro
Dr Risto Uro is Lecturer in New Testament, University of Helsinki.
Risto Uro has published or released items in the following series...
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement
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Thomas at the Crossroads Nov 19, 2009
The essays included in this book do not provide a unified picture of Thomas' composition, theology, or background. They do not aim at a consensus with regard to the debated issues of Thomasine scholarship. In many cases consensus is not even desirable. One should rather welcome a wide range of methods and approaches producing a series of perspectives, of which this volume can offer only a limited selection. It is through such a process that the Gospel of Thomas will gain its proper place in the history of early Christian literature and as a source for Christian origins.