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.
14. Witchcraft and Magic
Misquoting Jesus in the Bible - Professor Bart D. Ehrman
The Gospel According to Mark read by David Suchet
Where in the Bible does Jesus actually say he is God? | Michael Ramsden
11. Johannine Christianity: The Gospel
13. The Historical Jesus
Lost Gospel of Judas Discussed at RSE Part 1
16. Paul as Jewish Theologian
Secrets Of Christianity - 104 - The Lost Voyage Of Jesus
Michael Cremo: "Forbidden Archaeology" | Talks at Google
1. Introduction: Why Study the New Testament?
The Exodus Decoded - History Documentary
The Epic of Gilgamesh, Lecture by Andrew George
3. The Greco-Roman World
How the Bible Explains Suffering with Bart Ehrman
4. Judaism in the First Century
6. The Gospel of Mark