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The Gospel of Thomas: New Perspectives on Jesus' Message (W/18-Page Supplement)

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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 G ...more
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Published March 1st 2006 by Sounds True, Incorporated
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David
Nov 20, 2014 David rated it really liked it
A delightful discussion of one of the gnostic gospels. This is my first venture in to the works of Prof Pagels, and I'm impressed. She is very fluent in the gospels, and has a very nuanced view of the modern cannons as well as the gnostics. She is careful when she points out various discontinuities within the existing cannon. This is really a public lecture with questions and answers following. I found the questioners and questions to be interesting. Certainly has me more interesting in both Tho ...more
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Informative lecture and Q & A.

Pagels has been at the forefront of Gospel of Thomas research and Gnostic research. While I am not currently researching the Gospel of Thomas, I still admire the drive and passion she has for it as well as other documents/codices found at the Nag Hammadi sight.

Pagels passion and knowledge allow her to explain this ancient codex with ease and grace.
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Aug 19, 2008 Andrea rated it liked it
Elaine Pagels is an amazing scholar and author. She's an MacArthur Fellow and it's clear by her comments on the Gospel of Thomas and it's place in ancient christian texts that she has an amazing grasp on history and linguistics. I'd recommend this book to anyone who is interested in objectively learning more about the early christian texts and their implications.
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It was ok; couldn't understand what her position was on the readings of st thomas.
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4/11/13. Good overview.
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Elaine Pagels is a preeminent figure in the theological community whose scholarship has earned her international respect. The Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University, she was awarded the Rockefeller, Guggenheim & MacArthur Fellowships in three consecutive years.
As a young researcher at Barnard College, she changed forever the historical landscape of the Christian r
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