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Die Tomasevangelie: Inleidende opmerkings

Ernest van Eck
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 53, No 3 | a1676 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v53i3.1676 | © 1997 Ernest van Eck | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 December 1997 | Published: 14 December 1997

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Ernest van Eck, Tydelik-deeltydse dosent: Departement Nuwe-Testamentiese Wetenskap (Md A) Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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The Gospel of Thomas: Introductory remarks. The aim of this article is to present to South-African theologians, ministers and believers, in fairly popular fashion, the current debate in regard to some aspects of the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas. Attention is given to the discovery, text and publication of the Gospel of Thomas, the question of its dependence on or independence from the Synoptic gospels, the possible date of the Gospel, as well as to its theology (being either gnostic or non-gnostic). Finally, a few remarks in regard to the value of the studying of the Gospel of Thomas, in  terms of theological debates in the church, are made.


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