William G. Duffy is an author and retired Mental Health Counselor living in upstate New York. He has studied and written on the Gospel of Thomas for over thirty-six years. His conviction that Thomas can be understood only in a non-dual context has been inspired and sustained by a variety of influences. These include a wide range of scholarly works on Biblical and noncanonical scripture, Christian mysticism, and the wealth of material from eastern traditions. As a boy in Cortland, New York, he attended a Catholic elementary and secondary school under the tutelage of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. He is a graduate of Syracuse University (BA) and the University of Toronto (BEd). He is a long-time, associate member of the Westar Institute. When he is not thinking, writing, or speaking about the Gospel of Thomas, he is enjoying the company of his extended and extensive family, playing golf, or quietly walking the hills and valleys near his home in New York. His website is williamgduffy.com.
The Hidden Gospel of Thomas: Commentaries on the Non-Dual Sayings of Jesus
My book, The Hidden Gospel of Thomas, analyzes each of this gospel's 114 sayings in the context of non-dualism. It is a groundbreaking work in that it reveals clues and patterns of expression that other writers have seemingly missed. It uncovers a Jesus who has a strikingly consistent message. That message is that the "Kingdom of the Father" is a present reality where all of His children find their home. Everyone is a child of God. The Gospel of Thomas essentially maintains that to discover this, it is simply a matter of becoming aware of one's oneness with Him and His creation. In the words of this gospel, this happens when "you make the two one."