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Author Patterson, Stephen J., 1957-

Title The Gospel of Thomas and Christian origins : essays on the Fifth Gospel / by Stephen J. Patterson.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 311 pages).
Series Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies ; volume 84
Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies ; 84.
Note A collection of previously published essays; dates of original publication range from 1991 to 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents The view from across the Euphrates -- Jesus meets Plato : the theology of the Gospel of Thomas and Middle Platonism -- Platonism and the apocryphal origins of immortality in the Christian imagination, or, Why do Christians have souls that go to heaven? -- The Gospel of (Judas) Thomas and the Synoptic Problem -- The Gospel of Thomas and Historical Jesus research -- Wisdom in Q and Thomas -- Asceticism in the Gospel of Thomas and Q : the peculiar practice of the early Jesus tradition -- The parable of the catch of fish : a brief history (on Matthew 13:47-50 and Gospel of Thom 8) -- Apocalypticism or prophecy and the problem of polyvalence : lessons from the Gospel of Thomas -- Paul and the Jesus tradition : it is time for another look -- The Gospel of Thomas and Christian beginnings.
Summary Ten seminal essays on the Gospel of Thomas from a scholar whose work has been at the center of the Thomas debate for more than two decades.
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Subject Gospel of Thomas (Coptic Gospel) -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Apocryphal books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Q hypothesis (Synoptics criticism)
Christianity -- Origin.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Philosophy and religion -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Patterson, Stephen J., 1957- Gospel of Thomas and Christian origins 9789004250840 (DLC) 2013021182 (OCoLC)847246362
ISBN 9789004256217 (electronic bk.)
9004256210 (electronic bk.)
129982983X (ebk)
9781299829831 (ebk)