Judy Redman reviews Petr Pokorny’s Commentary on the Gospel of Thomas

Returning to the series where she reviews commentaries on the Gospel of Thomas, Judy Redman has a nice overview of Petr Pokorny’s book, A Commentary on the Gospel of Thomas: From Interpretations to the Interpreted (T & T Clark, 2009). I admit that I have not interacted much with this book, and in fact only gave it attention in a very brief footnote in my recent book. I especially appreciate Judy using the three categories that I proposed as necessary for reading contemporary Thomas scholarship (Thomas‘s relationship to the NT, theological outlook, and date of composition). Take the time to read all the way through Judy’s comments. She provides lists of both positive and negative features of the book and offers a qualified recommendation for those with some specialized knowledge of the field. Thanks for this valuable service, Judy!

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