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Original Christianity: A New Key to Understanding the Gospel of Thomas and Other Lost Scriptures
Peter Novak

Contents

Introduction: Return of the King of Terror............................................................................... vii
1: Relics of an Ancient War: The Lost Scriptures of Early Christianity.........................................1
2: The Potter's Soil: The Ground the Church Was Planted In............................................... 18
3: Literature's First Theme: Soul Division from Gilgamesh to Galilee.................................... 36
4: Self-Correction of a Natural System: The Two Faces of Resurrection.............................. 46
5: The Gospel of Thomas: A Primer on Living in Christ.......................................................... 51
6: The Other Half of the Bible: Resurrection and Redemption in the Nag Hammadi Scriptures...157
7: Single Standards and Twin Traditions: Echoes of Our Lost Inheritance......................... 191
Conclusion: A Christian Manifesto........................................................................................... 220
Appendix A: The Second Council of Constantinople............................................................ 233
Appendix B: The War between America?s Soul and Spirit.................................................... 235
Endnotes.............................................................................................................241
Bibliography........................................................................................................... 253
Index............................................................................................................................ 257
About the Author................................................................................................ 269

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