The Gospel of Thomas: A Guidebook for Spiritual Practice

The Gospel of Thomas: A Guidebook for Spiritual Practice

by Ron Miller, Stevan Davies

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594733772
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/18/2011
Series: SkyLight Illuminations
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,090,654
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ron Miller is the chair of the Religion Department at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois, where he has taught for thirty years, and cofounder of Common Ground, an adult education group for interfaith religious study and dialogue since 1975. Miller is the author of many books and articles, including The Gospel of Thomas: A Guidebook for Spiritual Practice, named one of Spirituality&Health's 50 Best Spiritual Books of the year; The Hidden Gospel of Matthew: Annotated&Explained and Healing the Jewish-Christian Rift: Growing Beyond Our Wounded History (all SkyLight Paths). His website is

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Prelude: The Faith of a Thomas Believer xv

1 Becoming a Spiritual Adult 1
2 Making Life All of a Piece 9
3 Sorting Out the Old and the New 13
4 Religion, Organized and Unorganized 21
5 Being a Healing Presence 31
6 Peace, Bad and Good 35
7 Childlike, Not Childish 41
8 Daring to Be a City on a Hill 49
9 Becoming Totally Receptive 55
10 Now/Here or Nowhere 61
11 Marinating in Mystery 67
12 Jesus for Christians and Non-Christians 77
13 Making Space for the Spirit 91
14 Experiencing God's Reign 101
15 God’s Reign Calls for Ready Hands 107
16 Spirituality Is Not Skygazing 117

Notes 125
Select Bibliography 129

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