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Author Meyer, Marvin W.

Title Secret Gospels : essays on Thomas and the secret Gospel of Mark / Marvin Meyer
Published Harrisburg, Pa. : Trinity Press International, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 199 pages) : illustrations
Contents Albert Schweitzer and the image of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas -- The beginning of the Gospel of Thomas -- Seeing or coming to the child of the living one? : more on Gospel of Thomas saying 37 -- Be passersby : Gospel of Thomas saying 42 and Islamic literature -- Making Mary male : the categories "male" and "female" in the Gospel of Thomas -- Gospel of Thomas saying 114 revisited -- The youth in the secret Gospel of Mark -- The youth in secret Mark and the beloved disciple in John -- The naked youths in the secret Gospel of Mark and the villa of the mysteries at Pompeii -- Taking up the cross and following Jesus : discipleship in the Gospel of Mark and secret Mark
Summary Marvin Meyer is one of the leading experts on the secret gospelsGÇöGospel of Thomas, Secret Gospel of Mark, and othersGÇöwho has changed forever how we read the canonical gospels and understand early Christianity. In this new collection of his work, Meyer looks at these revolutionary texts in original and illuminating ways. He writes, for example, about the naked youths in the villa of the Mysteries. On the walls of a villa in Pompeii, a famous mural depicts a naked male reading from a scroll, a look of wonder on his face. A naked youth again appears in the Gospel of Mark, abandoning his garmen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-190) and index
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Subject Apocryphal Gospels.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 056754401X (electronic bk.)
9780567544018 (electronic bk.)