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dc.contributor.authorA G van Aarde
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T13:52:17Z
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dc.date.created2017-02-28 00:51
dc.date.issued2005-10-01
dc.identifieroai:doaj.org/article:9c67cb0301cf435692661ed08edb1cf6
dc.identifier1609-9982
dc.identifier2074-7705
dc.identifier10.4102/ve.v26i3.253
dc.identifierhttps://doaj.org/article/9c67cb0301cf435692661ed08edb1cf6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/51369
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this article is to show that scholars assess the Infancy Gospel of Thomas disparagingly as �illogical�, �un-Christian� and �banal�. A more positive judgment is� that it is either �Gnostic� or �purified of Gnosticism�, or merely one of many ancient tales in the form of a historical allegory about Jesus as a child.� The article argues that the author of the Greek version of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas in Codex Sinaiticus (Gr 453) describes the miracles of Jesus in a positive and negative light as if he were an adult.� This phenomenon should be understood against the background that this second-century gospel is presented not so much in the genre of a Gnostic redeemer myth, but rather as a god-child myth that has neither an Orthodox nor a Gnostic orientation. Its context is rather early Ebionite Christianity.
dc.languageAF
dc.languageNL
dc.languageEN
dc.languageDE
dc.publisherAOSIS
dc.relation.ispartofhttp://www.ve.org.za/index.php/VE/article/view/253
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dc.rightsCC BY
dc.sourceVerbum et Ecclesia , Vol 26, Iss 3, Pp 826-850 (2005)
dc.subjectReligion (General)
dc.subjectBL1-50
dc.titleThe infancy Gospel of Thomas: Allegory or myth � Gnostic or Ebionite?
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