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japixley wrote:

> Here is an excerpt from the website that has been mentioned
> previously on this thread:
> 'Early Christianity possessed three main strands: the Jewish
> one (led by James, Jesus' brother), the Pauline one (created by
> Paul himself and now represented by the Orthodox and Roman
> Catholic Churches), and the Gnostic one (at least some of whom
> followed St John, the disciple).'
>
> This may not be the right place for my question (feel free to
> move it to a more appropriate forum), but how would the Thomas
> Christians fit into this scenario? Would they fall under
> Jewish, Pauline, Gnostic, or Other? Are there any surviving
> texts that pre-date their 'discovery' by Catholic missionaries?
> If so, where can I find these documents?

I can't remember where I read of it, but 'tradition' states that Thomas was sent to India. Kind of ironicly appropriate if so. India is one of the few places where a new religion would greeted in a sort of 'ho hum' routine fashion. No persecution/oppression, but no big enthusiasm either. It's just another of the 'alternative ways' available. :)

There is a very ancient Christian movement in India, but I'm not sure where it fits into the larger currents of the various doctrines.

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Gnostics and Eastern Religions 281 Deep1 06-Mar-05 01:58
Re: Gnostics and Eastern Religions 142 Mark Harlem 06-Mar-05 09:42
Re: Gnostics and Eastern Religions 122 Joyeuse 06-Mar-05 13:03
Re: Gnostics and Eastern Religions 108 Mark Harlem 06-Mar-05 13:25
Re: Gnostics and Eastern Religions 170 Deep1 07-Mar-05 01:21
Origin and Myth 134 Mark Harlem 07-Mar-05 08:32
Re: Origin and Myth 82 japixley 10-Mar-05 23:05
Re: Origin and Myth 112 Nolondil 11-Mar-05 01:09
Re: Origin and Myth 136 Mark Harlem 11-Mar-05 08:19
Re: Origin and Myth 117 Joyeuse 12-Mar-05 00:44
Re: Origin and Myth 164 Deep1 12-Mar-05 02:16
Re: Origin and Myth 122 Mark Harlem 12-Mar-05 08:47
Re: Origin and Myth 107 Simon Magus 14-Mar-05 05:54


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