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The Gospel of Thomas -- present in 1945 -- has been defined as "without query the main major Christian booklet chanced on in sleek times." usually Thomas is obvious as a unique self sufficient witness to the earliest part of Christianity and as facts for the now-popular view that this earliest part was once a dynamic time of serious sort and diversity.

against this, Mark Goodacre makes the case that, rather than being an early, autonomous resource, Thomas truly attracts at the Synoptic Gospels as resource fabric -- to not offer a transparent narrative, yet to gather an enigmatic selection of mysterious, pithy sayings to unnerve and impact the reader. Goodacre helps his argument with illuminating analyses and cautious comparisons of Thomas with Matthew and Luke.

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