John and Thomas—Gospels in Conflict?
Johannine Characterization and the Thomas Question
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Skinner's argument 'that the Fourth Gospel's portrayal of Thomas is part and parcel of its overall treatment of "uncomprehending" characters' is persuasive. This presents a significant challenge to the view that the negative portrayal of Thomas is a clue to John's polemic against the Gospel of Thomas."
--Charles H. Talbert
"John and Thomas--Gospels in Conflict? is a first rate use of solid narrative study in the service of important historical questions and theories about early Christianity. This combination is rare, but is applied with such skill, that the results are clearly worth the effort. Read and learn more about John, Thomas, and the flaws of some readings of the Gospel of John's role in early Christian disputes."
--Darrell L. Bock
Research Professor of NT Studies,
Dallas Theological Seminary
"Christopher Skinner offers us an engaging perspective on the role of Thomas in the Gospel of John that has clear implications for understanding both the functions of Johannine characterization and John's relationship to the Gospel of Thomas. What a shrewd argument! To my knowledge no other narrative-critical study has settled a historical-critical debate so convincingly."
--R. Alan Culpepper
McAfee School of Theology