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  • Author:
    Stephen J. Patterson
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Stephen Patterson concludes that this collection of sayings is not a text dependent on the synoptic gospels, but like the Gospel of John is an independent document from another early Christian school of thought

Stephen Patterson concludes that this collection of sayings is not a text dependent on the synoptic gospels, but like the Gospel of John is an independent document from another early Christian school of thought. Unlike those who lived in the more A masterfully drawn picture of the debate and controversy that has surrounded the Gospel of Thomas since its discovery in 1945. Stephen Patterson concludes that this collection of sayings is not a text dependent on the synoptic gospels, but like the Gospel of John is an independent document from another early Christian school of thought.

More in Foundations & Facets Series. The Gospel of Thomas: The Enlightenment Teachings of Jesus. Polebridge Press, 1994, Paperback.

Find nearly any book by Stephen J. Patterson. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Gospel of Thomas and Jesus (Foundations & Facets Reference Series): ISBN 9780944344323 (978-44344-32-3) Softcover, Polebridge Press, 1994. The Historical Jesus Goes to Church (Jesus Seminar). by Roy W. Hoover, Stephen J. Patterson, Hal Taussig.

Instead, Patterson argues, the Gospel of Thomas represents an autonomous tradition about Jesus, confirmatory and complementary of the synoptic tradition

Instead, Patterson argues, the Gospel of Thomas represents an autonomous tradition about Jesus, confirmatory and complementary of the synoptic tradition. The second part of the book deals with the setting of the Gospel of Thomas, which Patterson portrays as itinerant radicalism in Syria in the second half of the first century. The final chapter concerns the importance of the Gospel of Thomas for the historical Jesus

The Gospel of Thomas (also known as the Coptic Gospel of Thomas) is a non-canonical sayings gospel. It was discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in December 1945 among a group of books known as the Nag Hammadi library.

The Gospel of Thomas (also known as the Coptic Gospel of Thomas) is a non-canonical sayings gospel. Scholars speculate that the works were buried in response to a letter from Bishop Athanasius declaring a strict canon of Christian scripture.

The Gospel of Thomas and Jesus (Foundations & Facets Reference Series). Stephen J. The Gospel of Thomas: The Gnostic Wisdom of Jesus. Rather, he conducts a very thorough and thought provoking exegesis of the text. In addition, he provides an excellent historical basis. Now, the book is subject to criticism from other schools of thought, but I don't think Dr. Valantasis would deny this.

Series Title: Foundations & Facets. Publisher: Polebridge Press. Book theme: New Testament. Author: Stephen J Patterson. Street Date: April 1, 1994. Item Number (DPCI): 247-12-0213. If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

The Gospel of Thomas was discovered in 1945 among a collection of books called the Nag Hammadi Library, a. .

The Gospel of Thomas was discovered in 1945 among a collection of books called the Nag Hammadi Library, a name which derives from the town in Upper Egypt near to which this remarkable discovery was made. Thomas belongs formally to that early period of collecting sayings of Jesus, a time contemporaneous with Q. This evidence has convinced most current Thomas scholars that the Gospel of Thomas is basically independent of the synoptic gospels.

3 Stephen J. Patterson, The Gospel of Thomas and Jesus (Foundations and Facets Reference Series; Sonoma, CA: Polebridge, 1993) 241. 4 The Jesus Seminar places considerable weight on Thomas. These materials, which many scholars take to represent a tradition quite independent of the other gospels, provide what.

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A masterfully drawn picture of the debate and controversy that has surrounded the Gospel of Thomas since its discovery in 1945. Stephen Patterson concludes that this collection of sayings is not a text dependent on the synoptic gospels, but like the Gospel of John is an independent document from another early Christian school of thought. Unlike those who lived in the more settled communities known to Mark, Matthew, and Luke, the people who produced Thomas lived in a world of itinerant radicalism

Bludworm
This book was written by a professor and proves for me that the Gospel of Thomas was a separate tradition and not a gnostic corruption of the biblical gospels. Patterson goes into the linguistics of the Coptic Gospel of Thomas and the Greek biblical Gospels to show that Thomas stands alone in its own tradition.This book was intended more for the highly educated with Coptic and Greek interwoven with the text at the beginning of the book. I can read Koine Greek and I had a difficult time reading and understanding the first half of the book due to the Coptic. You are are curious about the Gospel of Thomas this book will educate you. I hope in the future Professor Patterson writes books more structured for the lay reader.
Redfury
I have read most books in English written on the Gospel of Thomas, and I can say with condidence that Patterson's book The Gospel of Thomas and Jesus provides the best treatment of the critical issues surrounding the Gospel of Thomas. The first section of the book (about a hundred pages) provides the most comprehensive argument for the independence of the Gospel of Thomas from the canonical Four Gospels in a form accessible to the general reader. With this, Patterson refutes the claim that the Gospel of Thomas is a worthless second century Gnostic epitome that just put together a mish-mash of biblical quotes. Instead, Patterson argues, the Gospel of Thomas represents an autonomous tradition about Jesus, confirmatory and complementary of the synoptic tradition. The second part of the book deals with the setting of the Gospel of Thomas, which Patterson portrays as itinerant radicalism in Syria in the second half of the first century. The final chapter concerns the importance of the Gospel of Thomas for the historical Jesus. Patterson maintains that the Gospel of Thomas provides fresh evidence against the apocalyptic portrait of Jesus, because the Gospel of Thomas does not have any of the end-time speculation found in the synoptic Gospels. I recommend this book highly to any student of early Christianity.