Re: [GTh] At WikiAnswers
> The Gospel of Thomas, although originally of Gnostic origin, wasAndrew C. wrote:
> apparently modified for use in the proto-Catholic-Orthodox Church,
> where it enjoyed wide popularity. In spite of support for its inclusion
> in the New Testament, the Gospel of Thomas was also rejected.
> (Dick Harfield, Answers.com)
> The source is probably the section on the Gospel of Thomas in theThanks, Andrew. Great detective work. This is a wonderful example
> Apocrypha article at: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01601a.htm
of how scholarship can go badly awry. One can almost see the mental
contortions as the author tries to explain why the Hippolytus quote is
so very different from what we now know to be the Infancy Gospel.
Still, he says nothing about his supposed text being popular or receiving
support for inclusion in the Canon, so I think Harfield must have got
at least that part of it from somewhere else (if not pure speculation).