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📒The Nag Hammadi Scriptures ✍ Marvin W. Meyer
✏The Nag Hammadi Scriptures Book Summary : The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945, which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance. It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, as well as other Gnostic gospels and sacred texts. This volume also includes introductory essays, notes, tables, glossary, index, etc. to help the reader understand the context and contemporary significance of these texts which have shed new light on early Christianity and ancient thought. The compilation of ancient manuscripts that constitute The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.
📒The Other Gospels ✍ Ron Cameron
✏The Other Gospels Book Summary : This new anthology of gospel literature contains texts that are not part of the New Testament but are of great importance for the study of Christian origins. Some of these apocryphal gospels are from the Nag Hammadi library, made available only recently. The sixteen texts constitue what remains of the non-canonical gospels form the first and second centuries. They transmit saying of Jesus and relate stories about Jesus.
📒The Apocryphal Gospels A Very Short Introduction ✍ Paul Foster
✏The Apocryphal Gospels A Very Short Introduction Book Summary : biblical studies." --Book Jacket.
📒The Kephalaia Of The Teacher ✍ Iain Gardner
✏The Kephalaia of the Teacher Book Summary : First English translation of the Coptic text (c. 400 CE), with commentaries and indices, to this major source for the teachings of Mani. Manichaeism was the most successful of the gnostic dualistic traditions that challenged the triumph of the imperial Christian Church.
📒The Gospel Of Philip ✍ Andrew Phillip Smith
✏The Gospel of Philip Book Summary : Introduces readers to the important insights this ancient text can give us into early Christianity and stresses a spiritual, non-literal interpretation of the Bible. Original. 10,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
📒The Books Of Jeu And The Untitled Text In The Bruce Codex ✍ Carl Schmidt
✏The Books of Jeu and the Untitled Text in the Bruce Codex Book Summary :
📒What Is Gnosticism ✍ Karen L. King
✏What is Gnosticism Book Summary : A study of gnosticism examines the various ways early Christians strove to define themselves in a pluralistic Roman society, while questioning the traditional ideas of heresy and orthodoxy that have previously influenced historians.
📒The Emergence Of Multiple Text Manuscripts ✍ Alessandro Bausi
✏The Emergence of Multiple Text Manuscripts Book Summary : The universal practice of selecting and excerpting, summarizing and canonizing, arranging and organizing texts and visual signs, either in carefully dedicated types of manuscripts or not, is common to all manuscript cultures. Determined by intellectual or practical needs, this process is never neutral in itself. The resulting proximity and juxtaposition of previously distant contents, challenge previous knowledge and trigger further developments. With a vast selection of highly representative case studies – from India, Islamic Asia and Spain to Ethiopian cultures, from Ancient Christian to Coptic, and Medieval European domains – this volume deals with manuscripts planned or growing and resulting in time to comprise ‘more than one’. Whatever their contents – the natural world and related recipes, astronomical tables or personal notes, documentary, religious and even highly revered holy texts – codicological and textual features of these manuscripts reveal how similar needs received different answers in varying contexts and times.
📒The Rape Of Eve ✍ Celene Lillie
✏The Rape of Eve Book Summary : Sex, violence, power, and redemption. In recent decades, scholars of New Testament and early Christian traditions have given new attention to the relationships between gender and imperial power in the Roman world. In this surprising work, Celene Lillie examines core passages from three Gnostic texts from Nag Hammadi, On the Origin of the World, The Reality of the Rulers, and the Secret Revelation of John, in which Eve is portrayed as having been humiliated by the cosmic powers, yet experiencing restoration. Lillie compares that pattern with Gnostic savior motifs concerning Jesus and Seth, then sets it in the broader context of Roman cosmogonic myths at play in imperial ideology. The Nag Hammadi texts, she argues, offer us a window into symbolic forms of Christian resistance to imperial ideology. This groundbreaking study highlights the importance of the Nag Hammadi writings for our fuller appreciation of the currents of Christian response to the Roman Empire and the culture of rape pervasive within it.
📒The Gospel Of Thomas ✍ Richard Valantasis
✏The Gospel of Thomas Book Summary : This volume offers the first full commentary on the Gospel of Thomas, a work which has previously been accessible only to theologians and scholars. Valantasis provides fresh translations of the Coptic and Greek text, with an illuminating commentary, examining the text line by line. He includes a general introduction outlining the debates of previous scholars and situating the Gospel in its historical and theological contexts. The Gospel of Thomasprovides an insight into a previously inaccessible text and presents Thomas' gospel as an integral part of the canon of Biblical writings, which can inform us further about the literature of the Judeo-Christian tradition and early Christianity.