The Gnostic Society Library

Archive | Library | Bookstore | Search | Web Lectures | Ecclesia Gnostica | Gnostic Society

The Gnostic Apostle Thomas:"Twin" of Jesus

Gospel of Thomas

The Gnostic Apostle Thomas: Notes, Chapter 23

General Sources

[There is a very large and growing body of writing on the Gospel of Thomas and the text has been translated many times into modern languages. The few "General Sources" listed here are among the many that may be helpful to readers new to the subject. Several translations can be found on the Internet.]
Blatz, Beate. Gospel of Thomas , trans. and commentary. NTA-1991 [New Testament Apocrypha , . (Rev. ed., 1991)] vol. l, 110-33.
Jonas, Hans. The Gnostic Religion (1958).
Koester, Helmut. "Gnomai Diaphori," 38 Harvard Theological Review (1965) 279-318. Reprinted in Orthodoxy, Heresy and Schism in Early Christianity (1993)
Lambdin, Thomas O. NHL [Nag Hammadi Library in English , 1988] 124-42.
Layton, Bentley. The Gnostic Scriptures (1987).
Menard, Jacques-. L'evangile selon Thomas (1975).
Meyer, Marvin. The Gospel of Thomas (1992).
Pagels, Elaine. The Gnostic Gospels (1979).
Peterson, Stephen J. The Gospel of Thomas and Jesus (1993).
Robinson, James, and Helmut Koester. Trajectories through Early Christianity (l97l).
Wilson, Robert McL. Trans. Gospel of Thomas. NTA-1963 [New Testament Apocrypha,1963)] vol. 1, 511-22.


Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library
NHL, 22-26.

"Attempts in fourth century to suppress 'heretical' works."
Robinson, 19-22;
Works of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem , Leo P. McCauley trans. (1969) vol. 1, 137, 166.

Easter letter of Athanasius
David Brakke, "Canon Formation and Social Conflict in Fourth-Century Egypt: Athanasius of Alexandria's Thirty-Ninth Festal Letter," Harvard Theological Review 87 (1994) 395-419;
NTA-1991, vol. 1, 311;
Tito Orlandi Shenute, "A Catechesis against Apocryphal Texts by Shenute and the Gnostic Tests of Nag Hammadi," Harvard Theological Review 75:1 (Jan 82) 85-95.

Possible connection of GT with Pachomian monastery
Henry Chadwick, "The Domestication of Gnosis," Rediscovery of Gnosticism (1980-1) vol. 1, 14-5.

Organization by catch words
Paterson, 99-119.

Date of Gospel of Thomas
See Chapter 29.

Hans Jonas classification
Jonas, 308.

Click here for general information on this book, The Gnostic Apostle Thomas.
Click here to return to table of contents.
Click here to go to Chapter 24.
Click here to go back to Chapter 23.

The Gnostic Apostle Thomas (c) 1997 Herbert Christian Merillat.