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Title: The Way of Perfection in the Acts of Thomas
Author(s): CONNORS-NELSON, Catherine
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 11 Date: 2000
The Acts of Thomas, written in the third century, belongs to early Syriac Christian literature. It sought to inspire Christians in the way of perfection, to serve as a guide or navigator through the rough and wild terrain of the world. Today its value in this regard has not diminished though it cannot serve as a prescriptive manual for the modern Christian. Yet, the significance of the Acts of Thomas lies in its call to perfection and its unequivocal demand for a lived faith, indeed, it offers a way of grace, of purity, and of holiness which challenges the modern believer.