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The Gospel of Thomas
"Whatever surges beneath the surface of the Gospel
of Thomas, it is not a Syrian Christian wisdom teaching of the second century.
The ascetic accepts creation, but always upon the basis of having
fallen from it, and always with the hope of being restored to it.
That is hardly the aspiration of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas. Like
William Blake, like Jakob Böhme, this Jesus is looking for the face
he had before the world was made. That marvelous trope I appropriate
from W.B. Yeats, at his most Blakean. If such is your quest, then
the Gospel of Thomas calls out to you."
- Text: The Coptic Gospel of Thomas
- Text: Fragments of the Greek Gospel of Thomas
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