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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 Nag Hammadi Library In English ✍ James James McConkey Robinson
✏The Nag Hammadi Library in English Book Summary : First published in 1978, "The Nag Hammadi Library" was widely acclaimed by critics and scholars alike. Containing many of the writings of the Gnostics since the time of Christ, this was the work that launched modern Gnostic studies and exposed a movement whose teachings are in may ways as relevant today as they were sixteen centuries ago. Although some of the texts had appeared in other translations, the 1978 edition was the first and only translation of these ancient and fascinating manuscripts to appear in one volume. This new edition is the result of ten years of additional research, and editorial and critical work. Every translation has been changed or added to; many have been thoroughly revised. Unearthed in 1945 near the town of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt, the texts literally begin where the Dead Sea Scrolls end. Their discovery is seen as equally significant, bringing to light a long-hidden well of new information, sources, and insights into early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Each text is accompanied by a new and expanded introduction. Also included are a revised general introduction and an afterword discussing the modern relevance of Gnosticism, from Voltaire and Blake through Melville and Yeats to Jack Kerouac and science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. The translations and introductions to the Nag Hammadi texts are by members of the Coptic Gnostic Library Project, which includes such scholars as Helmut Koester, George McRae, and Elaine Pagels.
📒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.
📒A Dictionary Of Gnosticism ✍ Andrew Phillip Smith
✏A Dictionary of Gnosticism Book Summary : A Dictionary of Gnosticism is a scholarly yet accessible guide that covers the people, mythology, movements, scripture, and technical terms related to this pre-Christian Western religion. It contains nearly 1700 entries, from Aachiaram, an angel in the Secret Book of John to Zostrianos, a third-century Gnostic text, and is a reliable reference for the Nag Hammadi library and other Gnostic texts. An introduction explains who the Gnostics were and provides a whirlwind tour through the history of this captivating movement.
📒The Gnostics ✍ Alastair Logan
✏The Gnostics Book Summary : Demonstrates the existence and explores the character, theology, liturgy and cultic beliefs and practices of the Gnostic movement. This book examines the evidence of the early Christian heresiologists in the light of the Nag Hammadui Library of Coptic Texts. It also examines the evidence of the pagan critics with a knowledge of the movement.
📒The Immovable Race ✍ Michael A. Williams
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📒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.
📒The Gnostic Gospels ✍ Elaine H. Pagels
✏The Gnostic Gospels Book Summary : A provocative study of the gnostic gospels and the world of early Christianity as revealed through the Nag Hammadi texts.
📒The Apocryphal Gospels A Very Short Introduction ✍ Paul Foster
✏The Apocryphal Gospels A Very Short Introduction Book Summary : biblical studies." --Book Jacket.
📒Images Of The Feminine In Gnosticism ✍ Karen L. King
✏Images of the Feminine in Gnosticism Book Summary : Essays on the feminine face of God in Gnostic philsophy and theology are collected in a fascinating introduction to this early and often persecuted strand of Christian thought. Original.