Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences - Panayotis Pachis

Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences - Panayotis Pachis

Why is it Better to be a Plant Than an Animal? Cognitive Poetics and Ascetic Ideals in the Book of Thomas the Contender (NHC II,7)

Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences - Panayotis Pachis

Ingvild Sælid Gilhus [+-]
University of Bergen
GILHUS INGVILD SÆLID is Professor in the history of religions at the University of Bergen (1988-). Research interests: late antiquity and Gnosticism, new religious movements, and theories and methods in the history of religions. Vice Dean (1988) and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Bergen (1989-90) and member of the board of the Norwegian Research Council for Social Sciences and Humanities (1993-96). Member of the board of the University of Bergen (1999-), Deputy Chairman of the board of the Norwegian Research Council (2003-), Chairman of the board of Chr. Michelsen Institute. Development Studies and Human Rights (2001-), member of the board of the Bergen Festival (1999-) and member of the Executive Commitee IAHR (1999-2004). Deputy General Secretary of the Executive Committee IAHR (2005-2010). Member of the the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters in Trondheim and of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo.

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Through questions and answers and eventually a monologue the resurrected Christ teaches Thomas his secret message. In this chapter Ingvild Gilhus discusses the positive and negative metaphors in the tractate.

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Gilhus, Ingvild. Why is it Better to be a Plant Than an Animal? Cognitive Poetics and Ascetic Ideals in the Book of Thomas the Contender (NHC II,7). Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 115-133 Dec 2014. ISBN 9781781792070. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22748. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22748. Dec 2014

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