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Gospel of Thomas Explored in 'Beyond Belief'

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Gospel of Thomas Explored in 'Beyond Belief'

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Gospel of Thomas Explored in 'Beyond Belief'

Gospel of Thomas Explored in 'Beyond Belief'

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Theologian Elaine Pagels has written Beyond Belief, The Secret Gospel of Thomas. The text of the gospel, discovered in 1945 in Egypt, paints a different vision of Jesus than do the Gospels that made it into the official biblical canon. Pagels speaks with NPR's John Ydstie.