Lost Sayings of Jesus
Spring 2006: The Lost Sayings of Jesus: Annotated & Explained
by Andrew Phillip Smith, Published by Skylight
Paths. Available Spring 2006
x 8.5, 176 pp (est)
Jesus as a Wisdom teacher can become a companion on your own spiritual journey.
This collection of more than two hundred sayings depicts Jesus as a Wisdom teacher who speaks to people of all faiths as a mystic and spiritual master. Through insightful commentary that places Jesus within Jewish, Christian, Gnostic and Islamic religious contexts, Andrew Phillip Smith makes these newly translated sayings of Jesus accessible and meaningful to contemporary readers of any faith. Smith’s introduction tells the fascinating story of how the sayings of Jesus were transmitted and how they came into the hands of scholars and seekers in past centuries, and shows how Jesus’s words continue to be relevant.
Meet Jesus as a spiritual teacher who taught using the ancient form of proverbs, parables and pithy aphorisms. See what he had to say for himself.
excellent collection and commentary of non-canonical sayings attributed
to Jesus provides an invaluable aid in our endeavor to hear his authentic
the gospels represent the tip, Andrew Phillip Smith has provided the rest
of the iceberg! Bultmann claimed the gospels are filled with sayings of
the Risen Christ, if not the historical Jesus, and here is proof that
voice has never fallen silent.'
message is timeless, transcending the limits of cult and
'With this book Andrew Phillip Smith had made an invaluable contribution to historical Jesus research by amassing for the first time in one volume an essential collection of the noncanonical sayings of Jesus. His introduction to this material and his accompanying commentary is insightful, even-handed, and refreshingly succinct.'
—Rev. Jeffrey J. Bütz, author The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity
Andrew Phillip Smith is the author of The Gospel of Thomas: A New Version Based on Its Inner Meaning and The Gospel of Philip: Annotated and Explained . An independent scholar with close ties to the academic community, he has been investigating early Christianity for over a decade, sharing the results of his research in presentations and writings.
A. Hoeller, PhD, is professor emeritus of comparative religions at the
College of Oriental Studies, located in Los Angeles. He is a frequent
lecturer on Gnosticism and other spiritual traditions, and is the author
New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing and two other
books on the relationship of Gnosticism to Jungian psychology.
Read the Gospel of Philip and Gospel of Thomas weblog by Andrew Phillip Smith
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