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Author Pagels, Elaine H., 1943-

Title Beyond belief [OverDrive electronic resource] : the secret Gospel of Thomas / Elaine Pagels.

Publication Info. New York : Books on Tape, [2008]
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Playing Time 061937
System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 90955 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 6:19:37.
Performer Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Summary Spurred by personal tragedy, Elaine Pagels turns to a consideration of the Gnostic Gospels -- in particular, the Gospel of Thomas. As opposed to the Gospel of John, which asserted that Jesus was an eternally existing aspect of God who came to earth to save humankind, the secret Gospel of Thomas agrees that Jesus was in some sense divine, but says that a streak of divinity can be found in all of us. The Church Fathers did not like Thomas's ideas, and attempted to suppress his Gospel as heretical. Pagels believes that Thomas's words lead to a more open, welcoming, and equitable kind of Christianity. If Beyond belief is at odds with conservative theological certainties, it nonetheless speaks to Jesus's humanity -- and to our own.
Subject Gospel of Thomas (Coptic Gospel) -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. John -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Christianity -- Essence, genius, nature. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Campbell, Cassandra.
Books on Tape, Inc.
ISBN 9781415951712 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
1415951713 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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