The Gospel of Thomas

  • by Elaine Pagels
  • Narrated by Elaine Pagels
  • 1 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Millions of readers have turned to Elaine Pagels for her clear and insightful books about the Gnostic Gospels, the teachings of Jesus that have been lost for centuries. Sounds True is proud to present the first widely available audio recording of this extraordinary scholar as she explores the text that has changed the way many of us think about the message of Christ: The Gospel of Thomas. The stunning archaeological discovery of these lost scriptures of early Christianity in 1945 has revealed exciting new dimensions to the wisdom passed on from Jesus to his disciples. In her analysis of this revived gospel, Dr. Pagels reveals that Thomas was not a "doubter" of Christ, rather, his thoughtful inquiries reflected and brought out the deepest truths that Jesus had to offer. Thomas' account depicts a Jesus who taught us that the "Kingdom of Heaven" is not a separate realm, but a state of divinity that we all can reach. He is even called the "twin" of Jesus, a metaphor for the possibility that all of us can achieve the same state of divine grace embodied by Jesus.
Elaine Pagels has riveted readers and audiences everywhere with her clear and provocative explorations of the testaments of early Christianity. The Gospel of Thomas gives listeners a first opportunity to join her in charting "a wider horizon" of Christian spirituality.

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Very interesting lecture

Obviously, this is slightly less than 2 hours in length, so it's not a book. This is a lecture about the Gospel of Thomas and Elaine Pagels spends considerable time after her talk answering many questions from the live audience.

If you have already read "Beyond Belief" then you may find that this lecture provides even more detailed insights from Elaine Pagels on the Gospel of Thomas and its relation to other gospels. If you haven't read "Beyond Belief" you might want to do so before downloading this lecture.
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- Drayton

Not a good way to learn about the Gospel of Thomas

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No


What was most disappointing about Elaine Pagels’s story?

To much personal revelation and opinions not based on fact...


Would you be willing to try another one of Elaine Pagels’s performances?

No


What character would you cut from The Gospel of Thomas?

The author- Elaine Pagel


Any additional comments?

This was not informational and would request a refund......

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- P Melton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-27-2006
  • Publisher: Sounds True