[gthomas] Re: L12 & L53
- My reply:
I think what is being spoken of is the concept of non-attachment to worldly
55) Jesus said, "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother
cannot become a disciple to Me. And whoever does not hate his brothers
and sisters and take up his cross in My way will not be worthy of Me."
It would have been incumbent on Jesus to hate James.
Joe Baxter wrote:
Are you take this out of its setting? Is hate the best way to
describe what is being taught here? The disciple is asked to take up the
cross of his brother. Some say this may have been added later. But still,
the intention may have been to drive this saying closer to its true meaning.
Those who follow in his footsteps take up something which is beyond biology.
Which is consistent with the idea that circumcision of the spirit is more
profitable than circumcision of the anatomy.
- A review on the RBL site of the Risto Uro (ed.) volume, _Thomas at
the Crossroads_. It is by Dale Allision and mainly just describes the
Dr Mark Goodacre mailto:M.S.Goodacre@...
Dept of Theology tel: +44 121 414 7512
University of Birmingham fax: +44 121 414 6866
Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom
The New Testament Gateway
Mark Without Q
Aseneth Home Page