About the Author
RICHARD VALANTASIS is professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of several books, including Spiritual Guides of the Third Century, The Gospel of Thomas, and Reading Jesus: A Commentary on the Sayings of Jesus. An ordained Episcopal priest, Valantasis is well-known for his fresh translations and analyses of the New Testament and esoteric writings. He lives in Denver, Colorado.