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Thank you for participating in the dialogue about the Gospel of Thomas, the real Jesus, how we might follow him, and about the implications of the discoveries in these books for Biblical study.

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From Dr. Barrie Wilson, former Chair of Religious Studies at York University

I found North's analysis of the Gospel of Thomas very insightful. He has done a remarkable job detecting order and structure, and that’s very impressive. Layout helps tremendously. His work makes the best sense I’ve seen out of this writing. Yes, this Jesus would reject a dogmatic edifice, Paul’s teachings and all absolutist claims in favor of a more open, honest and discerning religion. I especially like your view that Jesus was a therapist, not a theologian or even a prophet I guess.

Was this the original Jesus? I’m finding that question more and more perplexing. Certainly, the original Jesus was not Paul. So we can clear that deck.

 

North has done a great job, and as I said, I like his reconstruction.

Barrie Wilson

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From: Lee Coit, author of the best-selling “Listening” Book Series

“Dr. North clearly explains how one uses his inner voice to enter what Jesus called, the ‘kingdom.’ It is a way-of-being in which we rule over ourselves and our interactions. We all know it when we enjoy a ‘peak’ or ‘enlightenment’ experience that lifts us out of ordinary living. Jesus realized that we could live all-day, every-day in such a heightened way.”

 

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