Nebraska Authors

John Douglas Turner

Born 1938-07-15 Glen Ridge, NJ

Died 2019-10-26

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Biblical Literature; Plato


Dartmouth College
B. Divinity, 1965, and M. Theology, 1966, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA
Ph.D. in Religion, 1970, Duke University

Places Worked

Caremont College
University of Montana-Missoula
University of Nebraska-Lincoln


UNL Outstanding Creative Activity Award, 2002


The Book of Thomas the Contender, from Codex II of the Cairo Gnostic Library from Nag Hammadi (CG II, 7) : the Coptic Text, with Translation, Introduction, and Commentary. 1975.
Sethian Gnosticism and the Platonic Tradition. 2006.
Plato's Parmenides and its Heritage. 2011. (with Kevin Corrigan).

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