What Are They Saying About the Gospel of Thomas?

My forthcoming book, What Are They Saying About the Gospel of Thomas (Paulist Press) is scheduled to be published in late 2011 or early 2012. Today, they were kind enough to send me the cover art. It looks better than I anticipated. The book traces contemporary discussions of Thomas‘ date, relationship to the canonical gospels, and theological outlook. There’s a final brief chapter where I discuss the use of Thomas in recent historical Jesus studies. Make sure to put it on your Christmas list! (BTW, I’m also helping Nick Perrin with the second installment of his Currents in Biblical Research study on trends in Thomas studies. We’re hoping to be done with that soon as well.)