A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ACTS OF THOMAS SECTION I preamble 1. Criteria 227 2. Are the Acts a Romance ? 227 3.

Two Different Ancient Views of the Same 227 4. Gnostics and the Acts 227 5. Reasons in support 227 6. Criteria Applicable to the Acts 227

SECTION II preliminary questions 7. Abdias, his Compilation 228 8. Acts of Thomas, Original Language 229 9. The Syriac Text of the Acts 229 10. The Greek Version 229 11. The Latin Versions 229 12. Other Versions 229 13. Acts of Thecla 230 14. Reconstruction of the Acta 231 15. Interpolated by Gnostics 233 16. Acts of Andrew also Adopted by Them 233 17. St. Gregory of Tours, Author of De Miraculis Beati Andreae. 234 18. St. Gregory, probable Author of De Miraculis Beati Thomae 235

SECTION III the acts of Thomas discussed 19. Introduction 236

20. Thomas’s First Mission 236 21. Story of the Dream-Vision 236 22. Syriac text often Altered 237 23. Acts Dramatised - Act I 237 24. Thomas’s Second Mission DiscussedActs II., III., IV., V., VI., VII 238 25. Act VII.-Discussion Continued 239 26. A Romantic Interpolation 239 27. Act VIII.-Narrative 239 28. Act VIII Discussed-Gnostic Sects in Asia 240 29. Doctrinal Additions to Acts of Thecla and Thomas 241 30. Baptism, whether by Oil 242 31. Eucharistic Celebrations 242 32. Incidents Omitted in present Syriac Text 243 33. Acts Disclose Indian and Hindu Customs 243 34. Names Mentioned in the Acts 244 35. Date of the Acts 246 36. The Martyrdom 247 37. The Removal of the Apostle’s Relics from India 248 Notes 249 INDEX 261 For Medlycott's FULL BOOK go to: http://www.indianchristianity.com/html/chap4/chapter4a.htm

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