> Is it credible to assume that the author of
Thomas' Gospel believed in "soma=sema" ?
This question is a little opaque, Tim, but what I think you're asking is
presupposes a belief that the body was a "tomb" (for the soul/spirit,
If that's it, I'd say yes. A Platonic idea, as I recall. I can see how such
an idea could
lead to asceticism on the one hand, or licentiousness on the other - the
of gnostic ethics that Clement of Alexandria found objectionable.
Quite the opposite
of "body as temple" thinking, eh?