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Title:
The Thomas Jesus : based on the research of the Jesus Seminar
Author:
Fortney, Steven.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Oregon, WI : Waubesa Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781878569653

9781878679642
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Book

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Steve Fortney tells the story of Jesus in a new way -- from the unusual perspective of "doubting" Thomas. Beautifully illustrated by Richard Fendrick, The Thomas Jesus is a modern look at the traditional story.


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In his debut, Fortney uses the research of the Jesus Seminar, a group of scholars working to separate fact from myth in the life of Jesus, to chronicle the life of Thomas, a childhood friend of Jesus (nicknamed Yashu). As Thomas, later "Doubting Thomas," sorts out whether Yashu is divine or not, he is appalled at Yashu's erratic behavior (such as his fits of madness). Yet he can't deny that Yashu is drawing followers and that John the Baptist seems to be convinced of his divinity. On the other hand, Thomas thinks Yashu's mother may have filled his head with crazy dreams that put his life in danger. Fortney reveals a side of Jesus hinted at in the Bible; a Jesus who breathes, sweats, and acts like any other man but who answers a higher calling to serve. Some conservative readers may be offended by this unique interpretation of Jesus' life, especially the depiction of Christ's kissing a woman who follows him (Fortney provides the biblical reference to this event). Purchase accordingly. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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