The Gospel of Thomas (The Younger): Gospel as Novel, Novel as Gospel

The Gospel of Thomas (The Younger): Gospel as Novel, Novel as Gospel

by Gary T. McDonald


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Think you know the story of Jesus? Peter? Paul? Think again.

In 1945, a trove of ancient papyrus books was discovered in Egypt. Among them was the Gospel of Thomas. This new Gospel, that of Thomas (the Younger), was not found at Nag Hammadi, but also claims to have been written by an eyewitness—a nephew of the man now called the Christ.

Over the course of his long life, Thomas (the Younger) watched the mythology that grew up around the very human man he traveled with and saw die on a cross become the basis for a religion that Jesus himself would never have accepted. Then, in his Gospel, he gave us his uncle's true message along with all the blood-chilling drama of those times.

Translator Timothy X. Hardesty, PhD, fully annotates this alternative history of the major players on the first-century stage in this humane, rational, and thought-provoking novel of truly epic proportions and spiritual vision. The Gospel of Thomas (the Younger) might just change your perspective...and your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945572739
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gary T. McDonald is a practicing Buddhist and an award-winning playwright and filmmaker with a life-long interest in the origins of Christianity. His latest film is The Fourth Noble Truth (winner of the Audience Award at the Sonoma International Film Festival). The Gospel of Thomas (the Younger) is his first novel and is the basis for his forthcoming historical epic The Blood of Men and Angels..

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"Gary T. McDonald is a born storyteller, and his research is impeccable. The book is fascinating from beginning to end, and his long-overdue, iconoclastic portrait of the Apostle Paul made me stand up and cheer."
Lewis Shiner, author of Glimpses

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