Interview with William Arnal on the Gospel of Thomas: Part Three (Skinner)

Today I am posting the third and final installment of my interview with Bill Arnal. (CWS) 5. In light of your answer to question 5, I’m wondering if you are planning any future projects on the Gospel of Thomas? (WA) I’m currently working on a commentary on Thomas as a wisdom writing. This is contracted … Continue reading Interview with William Arnal on the Gospel of Thomas: Part Three (Skinner)

Interview with William Arnal on the Gospel of Thomas: Part Two (Skinner)

Here’s the second installment of my interview with Bill Arnal on the Gospel of Thomas. Those who are both interested in and skeptical of “Q” will be interested in what he has to say here. Enjoy. (CWS) 3. You are widely recognized for your work on Q. As you well know, there is a strand within … Continue reading Interview with William Arnal on the Gospel of Thomas: Part Two (Skinner)

Interview with William Arnal on the Gospel of Thomas: Part One (Skinner)

For the past several years, while blogging over at PEJE IESOUS, I’ve been interviewing scholars who have done important work on the Gospel of Thomas. Today I am posting the first installment of my interview with Dr. William Arnal, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Regina. I am extremely pleased that Bill has … Continue reading Interview with William Arnal on the Gospel of Thomas: Part One (Skinner)

Gospel of Thomas Interviews

Since 2009 I have been conducting interviews with leading researchers on the Gospel of Thomas. During the four years I blogged at PEJE IESOUS, these were consistently the most visited pages on my site. The links below will guide you to those interviews. Enjoy! 1. Interview with Nicholas Perrin (Part I) Interview with Nicholas Perrin (Part … Continue reading Gospel of Thomas Interviews

On the Gospel of Thomas and the “Gnostic” Label

In a post from a few days ago I made a passing comment about the notion of a “garden variety Gnosticism”–which is essentially a contemporary scholarly fiction–and it got me thinking again about the commonly-used but rarely-thought-out “Gnostic” label that is often applied to the Gospel of Thomas. I have written on this topic in several places, though I think … Continue reading On the Gospel of Thomas and the “Gnostic” Label

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.” … Continue reading Recent Trends in Gospel of Thomas Research