Thomas, The Other Gospel

Thomas, The Other Gospel

by Nicholas Perrin
     
 

Since its discovery in the mid-1940s, the Gospel of Thomas has aroused the interest of scholars and general readers alike. Thomas, the Other Gospel provides a clear, comprehensive, nontechnical guide through the scholarly maze of issues surrounding the Coptic text. Nicholas Perrin argues that the Gospel derives not from the era of Jesus or even the

Overview

Since its discovery in the mid-1940s, the Gospel of Thomas has aroused the interest of scholars and general readers alike. Thomas, the Other Gospel provides a clear, comprehensive, nontechnical guide through the scholarly maze of issues surrounding the Coptic text. Nicholas Perrin argues that the Gospel derives not from the era of Jesus or even the apostles but from the late second century CE. Further, contrary to what many scholars believe, he maintains that the Gospel was originally written in Syriac rather than in Greek, and he concludes that the real value of the Gospel of Thomas lies not in what it might be thought to say about the "real Jesus" but in what it tells us about early Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664232115
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
06/14/2007
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
1,160,494
Product dimensions:
0.40(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author


Nicholas Perrin is Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of Thomas and Tatian: The Relationship between the Gospel of Thomas and the Diatessaron and coeditor of Questioning Q.

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