The Thunder: Perfect Mind: One of the Most Heralded Nag Hammadi Documents
Monday, August 23, 2021
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Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig
Although not particularly noticed by scholars or religious groups, The Thunder: Perfect Mind has become one of the most engaging recently discovered early Christ texts. It was found in the Nag Hammadi jar with 51 other Christ-related ancient documents in 1945 in the Egyptian desert. The document’s recent notoriety has come mainly via world-wide artistic attention. Thunder is one of ten ancient texts added to A New New Testament. It features a divine, mostly female, first-person voice which embodies a vulnerable—yet powerful—presence. The full text of The Thunder: Perfect Mind can be found here (James M. Robinson’s translation), here, and in A New New Testament.