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(Doubting Thomas.pdf) About the disciple known as Doubting Thomas everyone knows at least this much he stuck his finger into the risen Jesus wounds Or did he A fresh look at the Gospel of John reveals how little we may really understand about this most perplexing of biblical figures and how much we might learn from the strange twists and turns Thomas s story has taken over time From the New Testament Glenn W Most traces Thomas s permutations through the centuries as Gnostic saint missionary to India paragon of Christian orthodoxy hero of scepticism and negative example of doubt blasphemy stupidity and violence Rife with paradoxes and tensions these creative transformations at the hands of storytellers theogians and artists tell us a great deal about the complex relations between texts and their interpretations and about faith love personal identity the body and twins among other matters John set against the conclusions of the other Gospels and ends with a detailed analysis of the painting of this subject by Caravaggio setting it within the pictorial traditions of late antiquity the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Along the way Most considers narrative reactions to John s account by storytellers of various religious persuasions and Christian theologians interpretations of John from the second century AD until the Counter Reformation His work shows how Thomas s story in its many guises touches upon central questions of religion philosophy herteneutics and not least lifeDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Doubting Thomas books for multiple devices.