Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas
In Beyond Belief, renowned religion scholar Elaine Pagels continues her groundbreaking examination of the earliest Christian texts, arguing for an ongoing assessment of faith and a questioning of religious orthodoxy.
Spurred on by personal tragedy and new scholarship from an international group of researchers, Pagels returns to her investigation of the “secret” Gospel of Thomas, and breathes new life into writings once thought heretical. As she arrives at an ever-deeper conviction in her own faith, Pagels reveals how faith allows for a diversity of interpretations, and that the “rogue” voices of Christianity encourage and sustain “the recognition of the light within us all.”
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Review: Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of ThomasUser Review - Arthur George - Goodreads
This was a rewarding read consisting of a combination of the author's scholarly analysis of canonical, Gnostic, and other early Christian writings and her own personal spiritual and life experiences ... Read full review
Review: Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of ThomasUser Review - Gail Holm - Goodreads
This is the second time I've read Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas. Reading it with a group this time deepened my understanding. The words, “Beyond Belief,” have significance in more than ... Read full review