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Apocryphes (APOCR 16)
A. Gagné
The Gospel According to Thomas
Introduction, Translation and Commentary

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X+274 p., 1 b/w ill., 120 x 190 mm, 2019
ISBN: 978-2-503-58490-4
Languages: English
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This new introduction, translation, and commentary focuses on aspects of the text that have been given less attention in scholarship. The main question we have is: What does the Gospel According to Thomas actually mean?

The Gospel According to Thomas is a collection of 114 sayings of Jesus attributed to a certain Didymus Judas Thomas. For scholars, the text has much to offer for the study of early Christian literature, history, and theology. This enigmatic collection of sayings is part of a series of tractates in the Nag Hammadi Codices which were found in Egypt in 1945. Since the discovery of the Gospel According to Thomas, scholars have endeavoured to uncover the place of writing and the sources of these sayings, which in some cases are similar to those found in the synoptic gospels and other New Testament writings, as well as in several early Christian texts. Without neglecting nor negating this important historical research on the Gospel According to Thomas, this new translation accompanied by a commentary focuses on another aspect that has been given less attention in scholarship, namely that of a synchronic reading and interpretation of the text. The main question this book attempts to answer is: What does the Gospel According to Thomas actually mean?

Andre Gagné is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theological Studies, Concordia University (Montreal). He has researched and written extensively on Early Christian Literature (New Testament and Nag Hammadi Library) and has been affiliated to the Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi publication project (BCNH) at the Université Laval (Quebec). In 2017, Gagné was Directeur d’études invité at the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE, Paris) to lecture on the Gospel of According to Thomas.

Interest Classification:
Early Christian Philosophy (Tertullian to Bede)
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Judaeo-Christian Bible : texts criticism & exegesis
NT Apocrypha & pseudepigrapha
Christian Church : Institutional History
Early Church (pre-Constantine, to c. 312)

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