The Gospel of Thomas: The Gnostic Wisdom of Jesus by Jean-Yves Leloup,Jacob Needleman

By Jean-Yves Leloup,Jacob Needleman

a brand new translation and research of the gospel that files the particular phrases of Jesus

• Explores the gnostic importance of Jesus's teachings recorded during this gospel

• Explains the genuine nature of the hot guy whose coming Jesus predicted

• Translated and interpreted by means of the writer of the bestselling The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and The Gospel of Philip

One of the cache of codices and manuscripts came across in Nag Hammadi, the Gospel of Thomas, not like the canonical gospels, doesn't comprise a story recording Christ's lifestyles and prophecies. in its place it's a number of his teachings--what he really acknowledged. those 114 logia, or sayings, have been gathered through Judas Didymus Thomas, whom a few declare to be Jesus's closest disciple. No quicker used to be this gospel exposed from the sands of higher Egypt than students and theologians started to bury it anew in a number of conflicting interpretations and polemics. whereas a few say it's a hodgepodge from the canonical gospels, for others it's the resource textual content from which all of the gospel writers drew their fabric and concept.

In this new translation of the Gospel of Thomas, Jean-Yves Leloup exhibits that the Jesus recorded through the "infinitely skeptical and infinitely believing" Thomas has a lot in universal with gnostics of non-dualistic colleges. Like them, Jesus preaches the arriving of a brand new guy, the genesis of the guy of information. during this gospel, Jesus describes a trip from constrained to limitless realization. The Jesus of Thomas invitations us to drink deeply from the good of data that lies inside, now not in order that we might turn into reliable Christians yet so we may possibly reach the self-knowledge that may make every one people, too, a Christ.

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