Kimberley A. Fowler
"Reading Gospel of Thomas 100 in the Fourth Century: From Roman Imperialism to Pachomian Concern over Wealth”
Fowler, Kimberley A.
Recent scholarship has made strides in evidencing a Pachomian monastic relationship to the Nag Hammadi Codices, yet this remains to be sufficiently investigated through analysis of Nag Hammadi material bearing Pachomian traits, or best explained within a Pachomian ideological environment. In this article I argue that Gospel of Thomas 100’s redaction of the “give to Caesar what is Caesar’s” pericope (Mk 12:13-17 par.) can be better understood in light of conflict between Pachomian material wealth and ascetic aspirations. The redaction demonstrates that conflict over Roman tax payment, crucial in the first-century context of the Synoptic Gospels, is in this fourth-century context essentially irrelevant.
Fowler, K. A. (2018). "Reading Gospel of Thomas 100 in the Fourth Century: From Roman Imperialism to Pachomian Concern over Wealth”. Vigiliae Christianae: A Review of Early Christian Life and Language, 72(4), 421-446. https://doi.org/10.1163/15700720-12341356
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Online Publication Date||Sep 14, 2018|
|Deposit Date||Nov 28, 2018|
|Publisher||Brill Academic Publishers|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|