Recent Trends in Gospel of Thomas Research

I was so busy during the fall semester that I neglected to point out that my article on recent trends in Thomas studies (co-authored with Nick Perrin) appeared in Currents in Biblical Research back in October. The title is “Recent Trends in Gospel of Thomas Research (1989-2011): Part II: Genre, Theology, Relationship to the Gospel of John.” The article is the second in a two-part series, the first of which Nick originally published in 2006. Here’s the abstract:

This article, the second of a two-part series, examines scholarly research on the Gospel of Thomas between 1989 and 2011. The previous article (CBR 5.2 [2007]: 183-206) reviewed research on Thomas’s place in discussions of the historical Jesus and the Synoptic Gospels between 1991 and 2006. The current study focuses on three concerns: (1) scholarly opinions of Thomas’s genre, (2) the notoriously difficult problem of identifying Thomas’s theological outlook, and (3) the relationship between the Gospel of Thomas and the Fourth Gospel.

If you are interested in such things, then do check it out….


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