Curious to know Pete’s stance on the Gospel of Thomas and other books that were not included in the canon. I have always been told that due to the patriarchal society and the drive for control over the masses, the canon was strategically compiled. However, I listened to Pete’s interview with Dr. Allert and it seems that this is not the case…however, I feel like the interview did not address some of the gospels that were not included in the final canon. Additionally, I dont feel like Pete and Dr. Allert addressed the role (or lack thereof) of women during the time of the canon’s creation in the interview…I feel like it is hard to trust the final canon as a woman since we were not taken into consideration during the times that the canon was created. Doesn’t this make it less credible as it is so bound by the cultural times? If we were all created equal in God’s eye, then wouldnt the bible reflect that? It seems like the Bible is just old time bound material that doesnt provide full spectrum representation of God’s creation and creativity.
I recently have been made aware of the gospel of Thomas and it seems so compelling since it is only Jesus’ words…yet so many in the religious world don’t give it any regard or clout. this is confusing…shouldn’t Jesus’ words be given the utmost regard? Or has it been disproved that this gospel is actually the words of Jesus?
SOOOO many questions!!! 🙂