The Department of Religion invites you to a Virtual Reunions Lecture
Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 4:30 pm ET
Zoom Registration Required:
The Secret Gospel of Thomas- in the context of Jesus and Buddha
Professor Jonathan Gold, specialist in Buddhist philosophy, and Professor Elaine Pagels, historian of Christianity, present a sample of their popular new comparative course, Jesus and Buddha.
Elaine Pagels will present a short talk on the controversial Gospel of Thomas, an ancient gospel, unknown for nearly 2000 years until its discovery in Egypt in 1945, which claims to offer Jesus’ secret teaching. Jonathan Gold will comment on possible affinities with Buddhist teachings. We will then open the forum to Q & A.
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