The Prodigal Soul: The Wisdom of the Ancient Parables
Clear Press Ltd, 2004 - 144 oldal
Everyone loves a good story, and this collection of ancient parables, allegories and other tales from around the time of Jesus is inspiring as well as entertaining. Few have been previously published in a form accessible to the general reader. Two of them, which almost certainly originated with Jesus, are not found in the canonical gospels.
John Davidson shows how a universal spirituality is depicted in these ancient tales. As in The Gospel of Jesus, part of his purpose is to present the ancient teachings of early Christianity, previously inaccess-ible to all but a few specialists, in a form which is both clear and enjoyable.
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The Lost Sheep and the Prodigal Son
The Good Samaritan
The Wicked Husbandmen
The Broken Jar
The Powerful Man
The Raising of Lazarus
The Two Snakes
The Three Farmers
The Free Men the Debtors and the Slaves
The Drunken Nobleman
Judas Thomas Slave of Jesus
Saint John and the Bedbugs
The Radiant Birds on the Tree of Life
Adam Gets a Letter
The Pearl Merchant
The Pearl Borer
Acts of Thomas Adam allegory ancient apostle Bar Daisan beautiful birds bright robe brother called Chief Fisher comes creation creative Power Creative Word darkness death described disciples divine e.g. GJindex E.S. Drower Eagle early Christian Egypt eternal eyes Father fish G.R.S. Mead garden garment Genesis give gnostic God’s Gospel Gospel of Philip Gospel of Thomas hand heaven holy human inner itual Jesus John journey Judas Thomas karma King Gundaphorus king’s kingdom Lazarus letter light Lithargoel Living Water Lord M.R. James Maishan Mandaean Manichaean Hymns Manichaean Psalm Book Master Matthew meaning merchant metaphor mind Nag Hammadi negative power NOTES AND REFERENCES Odes of Solomon palace parable path pearl realms regions religion Robe of Glory Samaritan Sarbug Saviour says sent serpent servants soul soul’s speak spir story symbolizes teachings things treasure Tree true Vine Vohu Mana voice