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The Gnostic Apostle Thomas:"Twin" of Jesus

Wanderer in the East

The Gnostic Apostle Thomas: Chapter 19

Vincenzo Maria's list of Thomas's destinations
Vincenzo Maria de Santa Caterina da Siena, Il Viaggio all'Indie Orientali (Rome, 1672) 131-2.
James Robinson, "On Bridging the Gulf from Q to the Gospel of Thomas," Nag Hammadi, Gnosticism, and Early Christianity (1986)127-175.

Quotation: "among the Parthians -- as Thomas who is preaching . . . ."
Pseudo- Clementine Recognitions , Ante-Nicene Fathers (Reprint, 1981) vol. viii, 189.

Nestorians' three legends concerning Thomas (Magi; Abgar-Jesus correspondence; Acts of Judas Thomas)
Aziz S. Atiya, A History of Eastern Christianity (l968) 242-5.

Extent of Nestorian church
Atiya, 255;
Donald Attwater, The Christian Churches of the East ( l947), 186;
E.A. Wallis Budge, The Monks of Kublai Khan (1928) 20-36.

Nestorians after massacre in Baghdad
Matti Moosa, "Nestorian Church," Encyclopedia of Religion (1987) vol. 10, 369-72.

Syriac breviary of Chaldean church
Atiya, 261.

Nestorians in China
Budge 32ff.; 1986;
Henry Yule, The Book of Ser Marco Polo (3rd ed.Reprint, 1986) vol. 2,1-28;
P. Y. Sakai, The Nestorian Documents and Relics in China (1937).

"Five Attributes"; Holy Spirit as "the Cool Wind"
Saeki, 140, 180, 195, 221, 246;
Prester John. C. R. Boxer, The Portuguese Seaborne Empire (1969) 15-38;
Yule, vol. 1, 226-34.

Kubla Khan's emissaries to the west
Budge, xiii-xiv, 1-3, 173.

Later fate of Nestorians
Atiya, 240-241, 276-287;
Attwater, vol. 2, 187-92;
Budge, 92ff.;
Aubrey R. Vine, The Nestorian Churches (1937) 194-99;

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