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Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation

With a Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel

Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation

With a Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel

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£180.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567043825
Number of Pages: 376
Published: 31/08/2006
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
This title provides the first comprehensive analysis of the stages of development of the Gospel of Thomas, including a reconstruction, translation, and analysis of the original form of this gospel, the Kernel Gospel of Thomas, as well as the later accretions. The author develops a complete analysis of the origin and meaning of Gospel of Thomas as it developed through various oral and literary compositional stages, from the earliest apocalyptic Kernel Gospel from Jerusalem (30-50 C.E.) to its final form as an early Christian mystical Gospel with Alexandrian affinities (90 C.E.).

April D. DeConick

April D. DeConick is an Associate Professor of Religion at Illinois Wesleyan University. She is the author of Voices of the Mystics: Early Christian Discourse in the Gospels of John and Thomas and Other Ancient Christian Literature.

"The commentary, the bulk of the book, is itself very good. Each section, whether a few lines or a few paragraphs, begins with the authors own translation of the Coptic text...The clearly organized and (graphically) well-laid-out sections help the reader move efficiently to points of interest...Opposing viewpoints are given fair space, responses are made, and conclusions are drawn. Fresh insights regarding translational, interpretive, or text-critical issues are not uncommon...when it comes to writing a critical commentary on Thomas, one cannot hope to master it all. Deconick's book is worth having on the shelf because she comes as close as does anybody." Nicholas Perrin, Bulletin for Biblical Research, 18.--Sanford Lakoff

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