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    read Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas PDF DOWNLOAD Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas ´ Elaine Pagels read È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Elaine Pagels Long ago but not so far way I bought this book for my father who was interested in reading the Gospel of Thomas I had read an apocryphal Gospel one day while a student happily nosing around in the reference section it related how once when Jesus was a boy he was out playing in the street when some bigger boys came along stamped on his mud pie and laughed at him Jesus' eyes at this flashed with anger and those b

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas ´ Elaine Pagels Elaine Pagels Ç 3 download read Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas I used this for my MA thesis It's very smoothly and interestingly written engaging really and contains a great deal of interesting information on the foundations of Christianity and especially how early church leaders strove to overpower one another and promote their own view of Jesus Focus on is the lost Gospel of Thomas part of the Nag Hama

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas ´ Elaine Pagels Elaine Pagels Ç 3 download read Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas Elaine is wonderful and I began enjoying her work as a student I think her book on the Gnostic Gospels in general is intelligent and accessible yet this particular work though I stand by my 5 star rating is at times redunda

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    read È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Elaine Pagels PDF DOWNLOAD Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas ´ Elaine Pagels While I enjoyed Beyond Belief both the content and Dr Pagels's writing style I was somewhat disappointed in the lack of analysis of the Gospel of Thomas Dr Pagels presents decent analysis of the Gnostic movement and places the Gospel of John within the Gnostic context yet fails to deliver much on the Gospel of Thomas I enjoyed her personal story and how she believes that there is than one way to discover God but again this book is suppose

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas ´ Elaine Pagels Beyond Belief has been a formative book for me This is the third time I’ve read it In a nutshell the New Testament is the end result of a protracted and often bitter media war Two thousand years ago those arguing for one belief over another used the same techniues of persuasion that we see today Case in point Only is the Gospel of John is there a character named Doubting Thomas Johannine Christians believed very different things than t

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas ´ Elaine Pagels Pagels is a well know Gnostic writer and this book is one of her better ones A nice study of a Gospel not found in the Bible

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    read Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas Elaine Pagels Ç 3 download PDF DOWNLOAD Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas ´ Elaine Pagels During my studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York I became acuainted with Elaine Pagels initially on a social level as one of my girlfriend's favorite teachers at Barnard College then as my own teacher for a course entitled Creation Myths in Genesis at Union I wasn't much interested in the course topic but I was interested in working under the author of The Johannine Gospel in Gnostic Exegesis a book which had impressed me while

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    read È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Elaine Pagels PDF DOWNLOAD Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas ´ Elaine Pagels The book compares the outlook of the apostle Thomas with the writings that became the book of John His outlook is that God is within all of us and Jesus told us to find the way to heaven Even that all people have the spirit of God within us and need to come to Gnosis a mutual knowing or understanding of one another with G

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Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Compares such sources as Thomas' gospel which claims to give Jesus' secret teaching and finds its closest affinities with kabbalah with the canon to show how Christian leaders chose to include some gospels and exclude others from the collection many call the New Testament To stabilize the emerging church in times of persecution church fathers constructed the canon creed and hierarchy and in the process suppressed many of its spiritual resourcesDrawing on new scholarship her own and that of an international group of scholars that has come to light since the 1979 publication of The Gnostic Gospels she shows that what matters about Christianity involves much than any one set of beliefs Traditions embodied in Judaism and Christianity can powerfully affect u Beyond Belief has been a formative book for me This is the third time I ve read it In a nutshell the New Testament is the end result of a protracted and often bitter media war Two thousand years ago those arguing for one belief over another used the same techniues of persuasion that we see today Case in point Only is the Gospel of John is there a character named Doubting Thomas Johannine Christians believed very different things than their contemporaries and rivals the Thomas Christians One way to assert one s views over another s is to demean and caricature the opposition s most revered figurehead and that s what the author of the Gospel of John did when he turned the apostle Thomas into Doubting Thomas Of course this is all conjecture but Elaine Pagels scholarship is very convincing and human nature being what it is her conclusions make a world of sense to me

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Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB S in heart mind and spirit inspire visions of a new society based on practising justice and love even heal and transform usProvocative and moving Beyond Belief the most personal of her books to date shows how the impulse to seek god overflows the narrow banks of a single tradition She writes What I have come to love in the wealth and diversity of our religious traditions and the communities that sustain them is that they offer the testimony of innumerable people to spiritual discovery encouraging us in Jesus' words to 'seek and you shall find'CONTENTSFrom the feast of Agape to the Nicene CreedGospels in conflict John and Thomas God's word or human wordsThe canon of truth and the triumph of JohnConstantine and the Catholic Church AcknowledgementsNotesInd The book compares the outlook of the apostle Thomas with the writings that became the book of John His outlook is that God is within all of us and Jesus told us to find the way to heaven Even that all people have the spirit of God within us and need to come to Gnosis a mutual knowing or understanding of one another with God through meditation introspection and study My main complaint is that very little of the book actually discusses what Thomas teachings are Mostly the book focuses on how his teachings were repressed in favor of John in the creating of the canon of Matthew Mark Luke and John First Pagels focuses on Irenaeus who pushes for a four formed canon in the 2nd century then she focuses a large part of the book on Roman Emporer Constantinus conversion and acceptance of Christianity his patronage and his organization of bishops to create the Nicene Crede which is still the basis for ecclesiatical books included as orthodox Christian teachings and the basis for most subseuent versions of the bible She makes MANY references to the books of Nag Hammadi which were the basis for her book The Gnostic GospelsI find her writing to be interesting although with sheer amount of dates and names it can be a bit dry It is educational to read about how the teachings of Christ were captured and synthesized into what has become the Catholic Church She follows many of the political and ideological controversies of the first few centuries after Christ s life

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Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Pagels a writer and thinker on religion and history winner of the National Book Award for The Gnostic Gospels reflects on what matters most about spiritual and religious exploration in the 21st century This book explores how Christianity began by tracing its earliest texts including the Gospel of Thomas rediscovered in Egypt in 1945When her infant son was diagnosed with fatal pulmonary hypertension Pagels' spiritual and intellectual uest took on a new urgency leading her to explore historical and archaeological sources and to investigate what Jesus and his teachings meant to his followers before the invention of Christianity The discovery of the Gospel of Thomas along with than 50 other early Christian texts some unknown since antiuity offers clues She I used this for my MA thesis It s very smoothly and interestingly written engaging really and contains a great deal of interesting information on the foundations of Christianity and especially how early church leaders strove to overpower one another and promote their own view of Jesus Focus on is the lost Gospel of Thomas part of the Nag Hamadi library theory is that church leaders who came to power tried to destroy evidence of this report of Jesus teachings that centered on Gnostic and mystic spirituality Warning Naturally this may be off putting to those who prefer to focus on traditional perspectives of the Bible However those interested in exploring various aspects of spiritualty and perceptions of Jesus would probably find it interesting

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas
  • Elaine Pagels
  • English
  • 24 October 2018
  • 9780375501562