Shared September 2, 2009
Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152)
We have known of the existence of the Gospel of Thomas from ancient writers, but it was only after the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Codices that the actual text became available. The Gospel of Thomas is basically a collection of sayings, or logia, that sometimes seem similar, perhaps more primitive than sayings found in the canonical Gospels. Sometimes, however, the sayings seem better explained as reflecting a "Gnostic" understanding of the world. This involves a rejection of the material world and a desire for gnosis, a secret knowledge, in order to escape the world and return to the divine being.
00:00 - Chapter 1. The Nag Hammadi Codices and Thomasine Literature
10:35 - Chapter 2. The Sayings of the Gospel of Thomas
28:15 - Chapter 3. Proto-orthodoxy and "Gnosticism"
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses
This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
7. The Gospel of Matthew
Is Tolerance Intolerant? Pursuing the Climate of Acceptance and Inclusion - Ravi Zacharias at UCLA
Joe Rogan Experience #852 - John Anthony West
Leonard Susskind on The World As Hologram
Where is America in Bible Prophecy? Pastor Mark Correll
Knowing God - An Extraterrestrial Message - Chuck Missler
10. The Acts of the Apostles
11. Johannine Christianity: The Gospel
12. Johannine Christianity: The Letters
Irving Finkel | The Ark Before Noah: A Great Adventure
13. The Historical Jesus
18. Arguing with Paul?
Lost Gospel of Judas Discussed at RSE Part 1
26. The "Afterlife" of the New Testament and Postmodern Interpretation
The Real Jesus: Paul Maier presents new evidence from history and archeology at Iowa State
2. From Stories to Canon
1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Eric Cline, PhD)
4. Judaism in the First Century
6. The Gospel of Mark