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Key to Immortality by Stanislaw Kapuscinski

 
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Stanislaw Kapuscinski's "Key to Immortality" is an intriguing, concise analysis of the logia in "The Gospel of Thomas."

The book revolves around a quote in the gospel that states: “whosoever finds the explanation of these words shall not taste death.”

Kapuscinski takes this as a challenge, rationalizing that, although a team of theologians and scholars have evaluated the text, his own interpretation might be valid.

The result is a fascinating, insightful look at the logia.

Because Kapuscinski's background is unique compared to the other interpreters, his perspective is fresh.

Each interpretation has been thought out extensively, and Kapuscinski shares his ideas in a logical, easy-to-understand manner.

He also includes footnotes with references to a variety of sources, giving more credibility to his interpretations.

The author arrives at the conclusion that, because of the aforementioned quote about not "tasting death," he potentially discovered the key to mortality.

Kapuscinski states in the introduction of his work that the book is targeted at people currently unsatisfied with the knowledge they are being taught by their current religious group; I agree that said group would benefit most from the book.

But I would recommend the book to anyone with an interest in ancient texts or religion because the book offers so many unique interpretations, that at the least, are fascinating.

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