Bible Review 6:6, December 1990

My View

Bridging the gulf between bible scholarship and religious faith

By Stephen J. Patterson

Bible Review

Not long ago, Helmut Koester and I published an article in Bible Review on the Gospel of Thomas.a As is usual with BR, its attentive readers responded with a number of spirited letters, some of which praised the piece, some of which disagreed with our views. This is to be expected, even welcomed. It is essential to the responsible conduct of intellectual pursuits that one’s work be submitted to public scrutiny—both that of the scholarly world of specialized expertise and that of the wider cultural world in which we must ground our work.

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