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Believed to have been written at the same time as the canonical Gospels, the Gospel of Thomas portrays Jesus as a wise sage. The text also focuses on the present, illustrating the Kingdom of God as being here and now, rather than a future promise.

Author Bio

Stevan Davies is professor of religious studies at Misericordia University and has studied the non-canonical gospels and acts for over 30 years. He is the author of The Gospel of Thomas: Annotated and ExplainedThe Secret Book of John: The Gnostic Gospel—Annotated and Explained, and The Revolt of the Widows: The Social World of the Apocryphal Acts.