The Beloved Disciple in Conflict?: Revisiting the Gospels of John and Thomas (Hardback)Ismo O. Dunderberg (author)
Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 27/04/2006
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Was the Gospel of John written in critical response to the Gospel of Thomas, an early collection of Jesus's sayings? Or was it directed to the Christians among whom Thomas originated? Ismo Dunderberg challenges these views, arguing that the two gospels were written at about the same time but without knowledge of each other. He also offers a thorough discussion of the identity and functions of the enigmatic Beloved Disciple in the Gospel of John, throwing new light on this figure by comparing it to other 'beloved' disciples of Jesus in early Christian literature. This part of Dunderberg's analysis also helps to evaluate the portrayal of Judas in the recently published Gospel of Judas, although this text was not yet available, when this study was completed.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 468 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 21 mm
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