The Gospel Of Thomas

Author: Nancy Dorian
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004273255
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In this commentary, Simon Gathercole provides a detailed analysis of the most controversial of all early Christian apocrypha, the Gospel of Thomas.

The Gospel According To Simon Of Cyrene

Author: Daniel Joseph Cesar
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1425957862
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This book provides the missing pieces to the jigsaw puzzle we call Jesus. The missing pieces are so different from the existing pieces present in the Gospels of the New Testament that a new and unfamiliar picture of Jesus emerges. Without this book, and especially the Gospel of Simon of Cyrene, it is impossible to understand Jesus and his life. What has come before is rendered irrelevant and incoherent. For example, the dominant culture in the Roman Empire and Judea was Greek no Jewish. Or that Jesus believed in Judaism in terms of Greek philosophy. So much we as Catholics hear about our church comes from Protestant sources without such information being identified as such. Popular opinions become accepted as fact when it is not challenged as false. The author presents primary source material which will clearly seperate fact from fiction. Once the readers read the words of Jesus and his deeds in this book, they will understand the man and his mission. The testimony of the early church fathers is there for anyone to read and comprehend the Catholic nature of the early church. Truly, this book has in it what every Catholic should know about their faith and church.

The Composition Of The Gospel Of Thomas

Author: Simon Gathercole
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107009049
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This groundbreaking study argues that the Gospel of Thomas was written in Greek and influenced by New Testament writings.

The Gospel Of Simon

Author: Christopher Carpenter
ISBN: 9780988781436
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During the early centuries of Christianity, there was believed to be a "secret knowledge" that Jesus had shared with his disciples. Some Christian sects, notably the Gnostics, claimed to have and practice these sacred mysteries. Now for the first time, this secret knowledge is revealed in The Gospel of Simon: Revelation of the Sacred Mysteries. A battle raged for the first few centuries within the Christian community, between the more revolutionary, Gnostic like sects and those sects with a more traditional approach to religion. Ultimately, the orthodox Catholic sects, in alignment with the Roman Empire, prevailed; purging and destroying the "hidden" books that told the story of the secret teachings of Jesus. A clear challenge to the Christian establishment, this book will likely be condemned as a heretical perversion. Read it if you dare; but be prepared to be offended if you hold traditional Christian beliefs. For those with an open mind, be prepared to view Christianity in a whole new way.

The Lost Gospel Of Simon Peter

Author: Daniel F. Owsley
Editor: Booktango
ISBN: 1468901796
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Dare to explore the long lost gospel of Simon Peter, the rock, which was more highly esteemed by early Christians than a couple of the other Biblical gospels, according to some theologians. And it's also a fact that this holy gospel gives some fantastic insights into the good news that the others do not. Therefore, it's a very wise move for any follower of our Lord of Evermore to become enlightened to this historical piece that's printed with utter magnificence. And as an extra special bonus the gospel of James the Righteous is also included herein, so believers can be twice as blessed with a double dose of holiness that exalts Jesus Christ Almighty in a truly extraordinary way. So buckle on up, and prepare your serching hearts to go on a speechless journey into the incredible. For these are some awesomel literary guides to our Lord's overflowing greatness which has made Him alone into earth's central figure all throughout the ages. Neither is there any lover of our Hero of Heroes that could ever read this most amazing offering and be able to deny the incredible impact that these gospels should have on the church. Neither could any hardened hearts ever possibly remain in that awful condition if their owners choose to be open minded enough to expose themselves to the marvelous kind of little known amazements that are included herein. 'tis therefore the great day at last for some fantastic old literature to make a badly needed comeback. And it's also the long awaited day of great expectations to be made manifest for anyone who craves such blessings to overcome their ever needful souls. And it's with the greatest delight that such classics are now finally being amplified anew. May they resound therefore all throughout the heavens; May they also echo all throughout the low roads, the high roads, and every other pathway under our most attentive Father of Lights. Then the faithful few of our Icon of Icons my boldly say with a very cheerful smile that the great time has finally come forth when many lost souls may be kept off of the wide road that leads towards destruction. For it is a great truth indeed, that the anointed word of God flows like some great and mighty rivers of heavenly instruction as the following pages are lovingly turned. For this is the blessed hour for every adopted son of God to exalt our Lion of Judah and a very happy time for them to extol and magnify the gift of salvation which that Son of Holiness so freely offers unto every hungry soul who desires the kind of spiritual food that can never be found in any other books aside from these and the rest of the New Testament. So be ready now to be blessed in a very special way that could never even be contained in a gigantic package of thankfulness. And be ready to rejoice as well. For our Eternal Redemption, the Living Word of God has fully authorized His disciples Peter and James to disclose some extremely remarkable things that's been mute for much too long. Selah.

The Gospel Of Luke

Author: Joel B. Green
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802823151
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This highly original commentary, part of the New International Commentary, is unique for the way it combines concerns with first-century culture in the Roman world with understanding the text of Luke as a wholistic, historical narrative.

The Gospel Of Mark

Author: John R. Donahue
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814659656
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This intratextual and intertextual reading of Mark's Gospel helps readers to appreciate the literary character, its setting in life, and its distinctive approaches to the Old Testament, Jesus, and early Christian theology. (Biblical Studies)

The Gospel Of John One Day At A Time

Author: Timothy C. McKeown
Editor: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 1478785489
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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:1, 14). With those simple yet majestic words, the Apostle John began his gospel. The purpose of the final of the four gospels is found in John 20:31, “These (things) are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”

"Come and see" was the first of many invitations that Jesus gave to the young fisherman from Galilee. The gospel invites the readers likewise to “come and see” the Light of the World … to taste the Bread of Life … to drink the thirst-quenching Living Water … to enter the Door to the sheepfold … to see an empty tomb … to believe that Jesus rose from the dead. The Gospel of John is the deepest of the gospels and the most contemplative of all of the books in the New Testament. For seven weeks, come and see every morning and evening that Jesus is the Christ by reading through this dynamic study. In The Gospel of John, One Day at a Time, author Timothy McKeown offers a devotional designed for everyone, but especially new believers, to dig deeply into John’s account of the life of Christ.

Gentiles In The Gospel Of Mark

Author: Kelly Iverson
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567359727
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This groundbreaking study argues that, in the Gospel of Mark, Gentiles are recipients of Jesus' compassion and are typically depicted as desperate individuals who exhibit faith and understanding. Mark's arrangement of the sequence of Gentile episodes is progressive and envisions a theological reversal in the kingdom of God, a re-prioritization in the proclamation of the gospel message that coincides with the death of Jesus. After receiving Gentiles in the Jewish homeland (3:7-12), the Markan Jesus initiates four excursions into Gentile territory. The first journey (5:1-20) is preparatory and opens the door for future ministry in Gentile regions. Jesus symbolically cleanses the land and the healed demoniac becomes the first missionary to Gentiles. The second journey (6:45-52) ends prematurely when the disciples fail to understand the Gentile mission, leading inexorably to the third journey where the relationship between Jews, Gentiles, and the kingdom of God becomes the focal point of the narrative. Although the Jews are first, the Gentiles are not excluded from the kingdom. On the fourth journey the reader senses a subtle re-prioritization in the kingdom as an event on Gentile soil occurs before its parallel counterpart on Jewish soil, reversing an established narrative pattern in Jesus' ministry. Iverson shows how the theological reversal gains clarity when the narrative shifts to Jerusalem. The tearing of the temple curtain marks the dawn of a new era and links the temple and Gentile themes. Through Jesus' obedient self-gift, he becomes the new temple providing universal access to God for all people's depiction of the centurion is a narrative signal that the kingdom has been passed to Gentiles according to the divine plan. The Jews have not been excluded, any more than the Gentiles were when Israel was first. Mark's theological reversal looks proleptically beyond the story line to the completion of the Gentile mission by the followers of Jesus.

A Fragile Stone

Author: Michael Card
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830874232
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Winner of a Chicago Book Clinic 2004 Design Award! A Fragile Stone explores the dynamic life of the apostle Peter, revisiting well-known passages and revealing unexpected insights. Author Michael Card sketches out Peter's life, showing how the impetuous fisherman of the Gospels was transformed into the pivotal leader of the early church. "The ultimate reason for getting to know Peter," Card explains, "is so together we might better know Jesus. For the story of Peter is the story of Jesus. Perhaps, if you and I do our best, the same will be said of us someday." Peter's life serves as a model for Christian discipleship, offering hope that we likewise can be changed as Jesus calls us to follow him.