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Bibil Identifier bibil:212674
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Going Places with Bodies that Can Seek and Find, Eyes that Can See, and Ears that Can Hear
Title (English, ) Some Remarks on the Body and Understanding in the Gospel of Thomas
Author Liebenberg, J.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Language English
Pages 1747-1759 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article discusses the role which “the body” plays in the Gospel of Thomas. Despite the fact that Thomas has often been regarded as “Gnostic, it is interesting to note that significant sayings within the Gospel (referring to “revelation”) involve the body, while there are also a number of sayings which are distinctly anti-material – most notably GTh 17. The article uses the insights of second generation Cognitive Linguistics and the role of primary metaphors to explain this anomaly.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi : Codex II : 2, Gospel of Thomas
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Body
Pericopes Gospel of Thomas 1,17
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