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The Gnostic Apostle Thomas:"Twin" of Jesus

Oneness: Other Ancient Views

The Gnostic Apostle Thomas: Notes, Chapter 28


NHL = Nag Hammadi Library , ed. James M. Robinson, (3rd ed., 1988)].
SixEnn. = The Six Enneads , Trans. Stephen MacKenna and B. S. Page. (1952).


"All that she had welcomed . . ."
SixEnn. VI.7.34.

Plotinus classification of human beings
SixEnn., II.9.9.
SixEnn. VI.9. 9 and 11.

Book of Thomas the Contender
Trans. John D. Turner, NHL, 199-207.

Plotinus and Gnostics
SixEnn. II.9;

La Vie de Plotin (1992) ch. 16, p.159;
A. P. Bos, "World Views in Collision: Plotinus, Gnostics and Christians," in Plotinus and Gnostics and Christians , ed. David T. Runia, (1984);
Marcel Tardieu, "Les Gnostiques dans la Vie de Plotin ," La Vie de Plotin , vol. 2, 518-46.

Numenius of Apamea
Robert McC. Wilson, Encyclopedia of Philosophy , (1967) vol. 5.

Mystical experiences of Plotinus and Porphyry
SixEnn. VI.9.7.33-4; VI. 9. 9;
Porphyre. vol. 2, 175.

Discussions of Plotinus as "mystic" or influenced by Indian thought
Neoplatonism and Indian Thought , ed. R. Baine Harris (1982) ;
Lloyd P. Gerson, Plotinus , (1994) 218-24 [Plotinus not a "mystic"];
P. V. Pistorius, Plotinus and Neoplatonism , 1 [Plotinus "not a product of oriental mysticism."], and 157-65.

Thomas the Contender
NHL, 207.

Love your neighbor
Leviticus, 19.18;
Gospel of Philip , 79. Trans. Wesley W. Isenberg.

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