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The Beauty of Jesus and His Twin: Redirected Erotics in the Acts of Thomas

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Jesus' speech emphasizes the negative aspects of conventional earthly desire, so as to dissuade the bride and groom from responding to earthly beauty, and it holds forth the hope of an untroubled kind of life and a better kind of marriage. Having introduced the issue of erotic redirection using the story of the bride and groom, this study of the Acts of Thomas provides more detailed examinations of three other characters in the text whose desires shift because of their interaction with Judas Thomas. First is the young man raised to life by Judas Thomas after being killed by a devil-snake; second is an aulos-player who meets and desires Judas Thomas but eventually ceases to long for him and becomes a Christian missionary. Third is Mygdonia, a married woman who loves Jesus but whose jealous husband thinks she loves Judas Thomas.

Keywords: Acts of Thomas; aulos player; erotic redirection; Jesus; Judas Thomas; Mygdonia's life

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