Introduction: The Twinning of Thomas 1. Going to Death With Him (Jn 11:16) 2. Where Else Can We Go With Him? (Jn 14:5) 3. There is (no) more: God From Beyond The Limits of Belief (Jn 20:24-29) 4. The Johannine Thomas in the Contexts of the Cultural Topoi of Parrhesia and Friendship Conclusion: The Twinning of the Johannine Community Appendix: Brief Comments on the Basis of this Study Concerning the Question of the Relation of the Gospel of John to the Gospel of Thomas Bibliography Index of Protocanonical, Deuterocanonical, Pseudepigraphical, and New Testament References Index of Modern Authors
Dennis Sylva provides an in depth anaylsis of the pivotal role played by the apostle Thomas in understanding the Johannine message.
Dennis Sylva teaches the New Testament at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, Wisconsin, USA.
Dennis Sylva presents a well-researched, courageous study of the
picture of Thomas in the Fourth Gospel. * Journal for the Study of
the New Testament *
[This] book is an in-depth treatment of Thomas as a literary character in the Fourth Gospel ... Sylva's work has many virtues. He is an attentive reader and consistently provides a rationale for his interpretive decisions. * Biblical Interpretation *
Summarized. * New Testament Abstracts *