BALTIMORE (PRWEB) July 22, 2020
Elizabeth Elder is a former community newspaper editor, a columnist, English teacher, and researcher currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland. She has published her new book “The Veiled Sayings: A Personal Response to the Gospel of Thomas” as a discussion that may help to untangle the sometimes puzzling passages in this ancient bit of scripture.
“Elizabeth Elder’s reflections on the veiled sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas reveal an experience of the divine that is both intimate and near, rather than distant and authoritative. Her reading of Thomas leads the reader to a Jesus who does not speak to you, but within you and from you, as you meditate on these simultaneously exotic and familiar sayings. Elder discloses an ancient practice of meditative reading that suggests that the Gospel is not about Jesus, but about you, the reader—that Jesus’ words are also your words. This is the archetypal Jesus that speaks you and lives you. This is a reading in line with the meditative reading praxis that the anonymous author of the Gospel of Thomas would appreciate. As Elder demonstrates with great verve and intuition, this is a text not to be “studied,” but cultivated and contemplated. Her marvelous book is an invitation to this practice.”
– Justin Lasser, M.Phil., Ph.D., Associate professor of religious studies, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
Published by Page Publishing, Elizabeth Elder’s engrossing book is a spiritual work ideal for contemplation and the personal pursuit of a deeper connection with the divine.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Veiled Sayings: A Personal Response to the Gospel of Thomas and Companion Pieces by Elizabeth Elder” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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