The author George Tyrrell traces his namesake back to the 19th century Jesuit Father George Tyrrell who was excommunicated for attempting to bring Christianity to modern times.  Tyrrell now is a retired psychologist who–in the spirit of W. James, Karl Jung and others–developed  profound interest in religion.  (Jung himself helped uncover the hidden Nag Hammadi Texts on which this book is base.)  Following this tradition, Tyrrell immersed himself in the ancient secrets and  The Book of Thomas was born.


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