34 Brown, “The Christians Who Lost Out,” p. 3.

35 Fitzmyer, pp. 122–123.

36 Farmer, “The Church’s Stake,” pp. 12, 14.

37 Fuller, Foundations, p. 143.

38 The Gospel of Thomas32:1; 42:13–18; 43:9–12; cf. Revelation 1:17–18. See Robert M. Grant, Gnosticism and Early Christianity, rev. ed. (New York: Harper and Row, 1966), pp. 183–184; cf. Blomberg, Historical Reliability, pp. 209, 212. Even the Jesus Seminar views this as a possible identification of “the living Jesus” in Thomas. (Robert W. Funk, Roy W. Hoover and the Jesus Seminar, The Five Gospels: The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus[New York: Macmillan/Polebridge, 1993], p. 398.)