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Title:
The Gospel of Thomas : wisdom of the twin : a dynamic translation with commentary and notes
Author:
Bauman, Lynn.
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Uniform Title:
Gospel of Thomas (Coptic Gospel). English
Publication Information:
Ashland, Or. : White Cloud Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xxii, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781883991562
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The discovery of the Gospel of Thomas has created an immense flurry of curiosity and speculation. Is the text real? Are these the authentic words of Jesus? If they are, what does it all mean? This new translation is surrounded by supportive material to help scholars and students alike explore these sayings in depth. Unlike other translations, Lynn Bauman's sensitive work is not simply a "literal" translation. Based upon the principle of "dynamic equivalency," its purpose is to propel the reader/listener into an equivalent experience of language and meaning as the original Coptic text but in English, with equivalent cultural terms and ideas. It is therefore fresher, more poignant, more direct, and more understandable without being a paraphrase. In addition, the text has with it a reader's guide. Each saying of Jesus is accompanied by a section that includes Questions for Reflection, an academic translation of each saying, and notes dealing with translation choices. This enables the reader to make discoveries on his or her own through suggestions and questions for consideration, meditation, and journaling.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The Gospel of Thomas has been the hot extrabiblical text this year, judging from the best seller status of Elaine Pagels's Beyond Belief and strong sales for translations and interpretations of this once-lost collection of Jesus' more Gnostic sayings. To this we add Lynn Bauman's The Gospel of Thomas: Wisdom of the Twin, which aims to be less a literal translation of the Coptic than an experiential encounter with Jesus as a teacher of wisdom. Each of Jesus' logia, or sayings, is accompanied by explanatory notes and questions for reflection. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Translator's Prefacep. vii
Introduction to a Dynamic Translation of the Gospel of Thomasp. xi
A Reader's Guide to the Gospel of Thomasp. 1
The Sayings with Questions for Relfection and Notesp. 5
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 241