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Holy Child Or Holy Terror? Understanding Jesus’ Anger In The Infancy Gospel Of Thomas., Kristi Upson-Saia Mar 2013

Holy Child Or Holy Terror? Understanding Jesus’ Anger In The Infancy Gospel Of Thomas., Kristi Upson-Saia

Kristi Upson-Saia

Although scholars regularly take note of Jesus’ anger and violence in some scenes of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, most attempt to explain them away. Since the text was copied by and circulated among early Christians, they reason, ancient readers must not have found them as shocking and offensive as modern readers. Based on contemporaneous discussions of anger, I argue instead that early Christian audiences would have been equally uncomfortable with stories of a short-tempered and vengeful young Jesus. In fact, I suggest that these stories were likely composed by opponents of Christianity who wished to undermine Jesus’ character and ...


To The Peoples: Christianity And Ethnicity In China's Minority Areas, Francis Khek Gee Lim Jan 2013

To The Peoples: Christianity And Ethnicity In China's Minority Areas, Francis Khek Gee Lim

Francis Khek Gee Lim

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