Book Discussion at Nativity Lutheran Church

Ted Long will lead a new book study on Elaine Pagels’ acclaimed Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, beginning Wednesday, November 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road, Rockport.

In this book, Pagels expands her exploration of the earliest Christian texts, written prior to the establishment of the biblical canon, and compares them to the gospels, particularly the Gospel of John. As she uncovers the diverse interpretations of Jesus’ ministry and the Christian faith, she helps us see exciting new spiritual possibilities that lie “beyond belief”.

The group will meet every Wednesday through December 18, except for the day before Thanksgiving, a total of five sessions, one for each chapter of the book. Participants may secure the book from Amazon, which offers it in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle, and should read Chapter 1 for the first session on November 13th.  All are welcome. Bring your questions and reflections to share with the group.

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