Tao of Thomas: The Gospel of Thomas and the Tao TE Ching

Tao of Thomas: The Gospel of Thomas and the Tao TE Ching

by Joseph B. Lumpkin
     
 

It is because of the Eastern tone of Thomas, the Gnostic theology embedded in Thomas, and the possible Pre-Christian influence of the text that makes it so compatible with the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching, so as to make one a fascinating supplement to the other. Both advance inner and intuitive knowledge above all. Both allude to the way to acquire this knowledge…  See more details below

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It is because of the Eastern tone of Thomas, the Gnostic theology embedded in Thomas, and the possible Pre-Christian influence of the text that makes it so compatible with the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching, so as to make one a fascinating supplement to the other. Both advance inner and intuitive knowledge above all. Both allude to the way to acquire this knowledge through an unwavering search within oneself.

Since the deeper meanings of both Thomas and the Tao Te Ching are both direct and indirect, it is hoped that each time they are read some new insight and treasure can be taken from them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976099260
Publisher:
Fifth Estate
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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