The Gospel of Thomas
By (author) Richard Valantasis
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Gospel of Thomas by Richard Valantasis
Book DescriptionThis volume offers the first full commentary on the Gospel of Thomas, a work which has previously been accessible only to theologians and scholars. Valantasis provides fresh translations of the Coptic and Greek text, with an illuminating commentary, examining the text line by line. He includes a general introduction outlining the debates of previous scholars and situating the Gospel in its historical and theological contexts. The Gospel of Thomas provides an insight into a previously inaccessible text and presents Thomas' gospel as an integral part of the canon of Biblical writings, which can inform us further about the literature of the Judeo-Christian tradition and early Christianity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415116213
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Richard Valantasis
Richard Valantasis is Associate Professor of Early Christian Literature at St. Louis University. His recent publications include Constructions of Power in Asceticism (Journal of the American Academy of Religion). Ordained as an Episcopal priest, he has served parishes and a woman's monastery. He conducts adult education and other retreats for the laity.
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