Words of Fire: Commentaries on the Gospel of Thomas

Our whole culture is deeply influenced by a man called Jesus, even though there is much uncertainty about his history and where he travelled. What we know about Jesus is what others have written about him. And what motivated these writers was not always impartial. Down the ages, his name has been used to build countless churches and sects.

I feel challenged by the powerful impulse that started 2000 years ago. I feel like writing a commentary on his sayings from my own understanding. This little book has no pretensions to be historically correct; I have no ambition to be scientific in an academic sense. There are many good books that deal with that aspect of the Gospel. My main concern is to interpret what Jesus is supposed to have said as the enlightened teacher I take him to be.

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