Bronx, United States - September 25th, 2013 - ACCESSWIRE - After almost five years of delays, “Love Has Forgotten No One,” the third book in a trilogy on A Course in Miracles and the Thomas Gospel, by famous spiritual author Gary Renard
, is to be simultaneously released in English in the USA and in the Netherlands. This will be just over 10 years since the publication of Gary’s first book, “The Disappearance of the Universe,” in May of 2003.
A bilingual webinar on the actual release date itself, October 8th will mark the occasion. The webinar will be hosted from the Bronx, by Rogier van Vlissingen, the translator of Gary Renard’s books into Dutch, in collaboration with the publisher and two of the proofreaders in Holland, and Gary Renard from his home in California. Thus the webinar will span nine time zones. It will take place from 12:00 noon till about 2 PM EDT on October 8th.
The webinar will be combined with a Twitter party, hosted by the publishers in Holland, so that users can ask questions both online on the webinar and via Twitter (@dovaderas #DLINV – the abbreviation stands for the Dutch title “De Liefde is Niemand Vergeten”). The webinar format will make it possible for questions to be asked via chat in both Dutch and English, with translation for Gary, as well as translation back to Dutch of his answers. The producers’ intention is that the format will bridge the two languages in a dynamic way, and create a virtual presence for the author in Holland to make the book come to life for the Dutch readers on the day of release.
The simultaneous release became possible exactly thanks to the long delays, for about half the book had already been translated in 2008, so that with close cooperation of all concerned the present same day publication could be realized.
Rogier van Vlissingen, the translator, also points out that there is special significance because Gary Renard’s work focuses on both “A Course in Miracles” and the Thomas Gospel. The major manuscript of the Thomas Gospel, discovered at Nag Hammadi in Egypt in 1946, was the basis for the first Dutch translation in 1959. It was acquired originally by Prof. Gilles Quispel, with the direct financial support of Dutch Queen Juliana personally, and with a diplomatic assist at her behest. As a result the Thomas Gospel is better known in Holland than it generally is in the US, though that is changing, particularly since three books that related to the Thomas Gospel were published on the same date in the spring of 2003: Elaine Pagels’ “Beyond Belief,” Don Brown’s “The DaVinci Code,” and Gary Renard’s “The Disappearance of the Universe.”
Another connection that is under-appreciated, is with the Jefferson Bible, of which a facsimile edition was recently published. It contains Thomas Jefferson’s personal selection of Jesus’ teachings, and it comes remarkably close to the selection that is the Thomas gospel, simply because the writers of the New Testament gospels were themselves quoting the Thomas Gospel. In practical terms, Thomas Jefferson edited out St. Paul, and came up with something very close to the Thomas gospel, just purely based on intuition and common sense.
The primary significance of Gary Renard’s work lies in a very personal and adventuresome telling of his own learning experiences with “A Course in Miracles,” and making it accessible “in the vernacular.” However, Gary Renard’s unusual work has a contribution to make also because its story line provides a plausible understanding of what historically happened with the Thomas gospel. The Thomas gospel is older than the four gospels of the New Testament and it contains none of the theology that makes Christianity what it is, which in retrospect makes it clear that Christian theology goes back to St. Paul, as the founder of Christianity, and not to Jesus.
Soon after the release, Gary will embark on a tour of workshops about the new book, and he is programmed to be in New York on November 23rd, 2013 at the New York Theosophical Society, and on Sunday November 24th at the Al Iman community center in the Parkchester area of the Bronx, which is a treasured neighborhood institution that famously houses both a mosque and a synagogue. Details of his schedule can be found on his website under Appearances, more information on the webinar and the New York workshops can be found here Gary Renard New York Workshops The organizers feel it is a special opportunity to be able to offer a workshop both in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Visit http://www.vliscony.com for more information.
Name: Rogier Fentener van Vlissingen
Address: 2141 Starling Avenue
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