Go Advanced Search
 




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Elaine Pagels
This Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
This Publisher: Books on Tape

Beyond Belief by Elaine Pagels

Beyond Belief

The Secret Gospel of Thomas

by Elaine Pagels


Product Details

Author
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
 
Running Time
6 Hrs. 9 Min.
Share This

Description

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' ideas, and attempted to suppress his Gospel as heretical. Pagels believes that Thomas' 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' humanity, and to our own.


People Who Liked Beyond Belief Also Liked These Free Titles:
  Rethinking Hell Podcast
by Chris Date

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: B013841
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download
Cassette
1415900728