Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Reaping the Rewards

My deepest thanks to all of those who have purchased books, DVDs, and misc. items through my Amazon.com links. With the revenue it generates I have been given a gift certificate through which I have been able to add to my library the following volume:

James M. Robinson, The Nag Hammadi Library (San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1990).

My favourite passage in the entire NHC is still Gos Thom 114:

Simon Peter said to them, "Make Mary leave us, for females don't deserve life."
Jesus said, "Look, I will guide her to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every female who makes herself male will enter the kingdom of Heaven."

This still makes me chuckle.

Finally, keep buying books and DVDS.


J.Skjou said...

I searched High and Low...no DVD's???

slaveofone said...

The narrative context is missing and therefore must be supplied...and some of the words were probably changed...but I think the parable is rather profound and amazing. I don't think the actual meaning has anything to do with females becoming male... There seems to be little attempt to really understand it and people write it off too quickly IMO.