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The Gnostic Gospels of Thomas, Mary & John [Kindle Edition]

Thomas , Mary , John
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Collected here are three gnostic writings from Thomas, Mary, and John. These books that were left out of the New Testament shed light on the life and relationships of Jesus Christ and his friends and family, especially his mother Mary.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 364 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC (28 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B7Y3D8E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
By K. Petersen VINE VOICE
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For those who don't know (and that included me, until very recently), the Gnostic Gospels area collection of writings made around the same time as the Synoptic Gospels but were frowned upon by the orthodox Christian hierarchy. One has to be careful about lumping these texts together because there are many disparate views expressed and they range from views that will still shock today such as, Christ did not suffer during the crucifixion because He was not human, but a God, or that He did not rise bodily from the tomb, to less heinous texts such as that of Mary - hopefully, we are now able to accept a woman as a significant figure; if not, GET OVER IT!!!

These books make uncomfortable reading: it is cosy to believe that we are all singing from the same hymn sheet, or Bible but, they have as much claim to historic authenticity as the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It is my experience that to subjugate views that question one's beliefs is always going to lead to trouble at some stage and these books deserve to be read. I have to be honest, my preconceived views do mean that I may not have been as fair to some of these ideas as I should; maybe, they will worm into my credence over time: in some cases, I truly doubt it but, I am glad that I have read them and they deserve to be exposed to the light f day.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2000 years of hiding this... 23 July 2013
By Oke Oke
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It is an interesting reading. You find that all the "wisemen" in the past actually read this, and concluded that they can act according to this, while not giving the nod to the public that it is ok.

Glad I am reading this, my dad, my uncle who was a Presbyterian church pastor for 50 years never read this...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not always easy to read or interpret 2 Mar. 2015
By cd657
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Fascinating. Not always easy to read or interpret; but adds to the body of knowledge. I don't quite know what I was expecting, but I do keep dipping into it.
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A very useful addition to normal biblical information which is both challenging and informative about the development of the christian faith Peter baden
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 6 Aug. 2014
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What an insight. Couldn't put it down till I had finished. I would love to be like that. Amazing. P
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 11 July 2015
By Kay
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An interesting angle on all the bits the church cut oout of standard Christian creed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 17 April 2015
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It has made me look again at the other stuf and wonder.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging read 4 Mar. 2014
By jem
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To those brought up not to think outside the box as far as Gospel reading is concerned, these texts could be a gentle, if challenging, introduction. Not quite what you expect in format but very interesting. Was this what Q was like? As usual, the sale went smoothly.
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