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The Secret Sayings of Jesus ➸ [Read] ➳ The Secret Sayings of Jesus By Robert McQueen Grant ➽ – A modern translation of the Gospel of Thomas along with a commentary on each saying Provides a wealth of background on the history of Gospel texts in general and attempts to draw a portrait of the man A modern translation Sayings of PDF Ç of the Gospel of Thomas along with a commentary on each saying The Secret Epub / Provides a wealth of background on the history of Gospel texts in general and attempts to Secret Sayings of eBook ´ draw a portrait of the man known as ThomasBy bringing the Gospel of Thomas into the light and its long silent voice into English Grant and Freedman suggest the many alternative roads that religious history in fact all history might have taken They also supply a remarkable record of the meaning and depth of faith in the ancient Mediterranean world.

4 thoughts on “The Secret Sayings of Jesus

  1. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    This is a relatively early 1960 study of the Gospel of Thomas one of the texts discovered in Egypt during the '40s and in fragments previously A collection of sayings attributed to Jesus and his followers a couple of women are included some scholars have associated it with and from this postulated an early date of composition an hypothesis which would put 'gnostic' elements early in the Christian tradition Authors Grant and Freedman take the opposite majority position and noting the late date of the actual holograph see it as an offshoot of orthodoxy The main point is the historicity of the Christian canon They argue for it The Thomas text and other late gnosticizing texts tend to argue againstThe virtue of this book is that it interprets one by one the 112 logoi of the Coptic text as translated by Wm R Schoedel A lot of this consists of showing parallels to other canonical and extra canonical texts including the Greek fragments of the texts discovered independently pointing out the similarities and differences and their presumed theologicaldoctrinal significance This is all to the point of their argument that the text is late derivative and ahistorical In several cases however the authors throw up their hands despairing of their task for indeed the sayings are often uite obscure Still having read other translations and their interpretations I found their efforts illuminatingPersonally I'm inclined to the hypothesis that such 'gnostic' the rubric is modern its parameters broadly vague texts are later than the canonical gospels if only owing to the conservative recognition that we have no early holographs of such works Still the fact that one can find gnosticising elements in John and the Pauline epistles does leave the argument open to revision with further discoveries

  2. Ben Brewski Ben Brewski says:

    Enlightening a helpful introduction to the early gospels Gnosticism Thomas and the how the canonical gospels were selected Grant’s commentary is very insightful providing explanatory notes on the various encryption sayings of the Gnostic Jesus

  3. David Olmsted David Olmsted says:

    The Gospel of Thomas is a collection of saying attributed to Jesus by an early Gnostic community and only discovered in 1945 at Nag Hammadi in Egypt The Gnostics were strong along the Roman India trade routes through the Red Sea and overland via Syria and as such tended to be rather mystical As a collection of sayings it is similar to the proposed source for the common Jesus teachings between Matthew and Luke Earlier fragments of the Gospel of Thomas have been found with radio carbon dating to between 130 and 250 AD The similarity to and the evidence that sayings were added that were only slightly different from other sayings suggest this gospel goes back to a late first century origin dating it to about the same time as the Gospel of John

  4. Emily Emily says:

    The first half of the book is spent maintaing Gnosticism is in error; Gnostic thought was unacceptable to early Christian doctrine and therefore was not included in our Bible However he maintains the Gospel of Thomas was a direct product of the Gospels that Thomas copied Mark or Matthew for the basis of his work He translates the Gospel of Thomas with commentary Within the commentary he makes assumptions that in my opinion are unfounded but based on his own bias

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