Thursday, September 9, 2010

Infancy Gospel of Thomas - Cartoon Style

Mark Goodacre and James McGrath posted this video today. It is an animated version of Thomas 9. While most people do not read these other Gospels, they are valuable for us to study as we try to learn how various Christian groups thought about Jesus.

Quite often these infancy narratives were written as a way to fill in the gap of time between Jesus birth and ministry, information not provided in the New Testament. The Jesus that appears in these narratives is often impish and the performer of miracles not found in the Canonical Gospels. This version may seem a bit comical, but it is not far off from the way the story is narrated in Thomas.

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