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The Nag Hammadi Library in English

The Nag Hammadi Library in English Book
Author : James McConkey Robinson
Publisher : Brill Archive
Release : 1984
ISBN : 9789004071858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Gnostic Bible

The Gnostic Bible Book
Author : Willis Barnstone,Marvin Meyer
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2006
ISBN : 1590301994
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A landmark work of scholarship and literary translation, The Gnostic Bible presents the most significant and beautiful sacred texts of gnostic mysticism. The gnostics were religious thinkers who believed that salvation is found through mystical knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. Dating from the first to the thirteenth centuries, the selections in this volume represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar forms of gnostic spirituality, and their sources include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. These texts show that gnosticism was a world religion that sought truths in a wide variety of traditions and expressed those truths in powerful and provocative mystical poetry and prose. This is the first time that such a diverse collection of ancient gnostic texts has been published in a single volume, and many of the texts have never before been translated into English.

The Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic Gospels Book
Author : Elaine Pagels
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2004-06-29
ISBN : 1588364178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Gnostic Gospels is a landmark study of the long-buried roots of Christianity, a work of luminous scholarship and wide popular appeal. First published in 1979 to critical acclaim, winning the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Gnostic Gospels has continued to grow in reputation and influence over the past two decades. It is now widely recognized as one of the most brilliant and accessible histories of early Christian spirituality published in our time. In 1945 an Egyptian peasant unearthed what proved to be the Gnostic Gospels, thirteen papyrus volumes that expounded a radically different view of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ from that of the New Testament. In this spellbinding book, renowned religious scholar Elaine Pagels elucidates the mysteries and meanings of these sacred texts both in the world of the first Christians and in the context of Christianity today. With insight and passion, Pagels explores a remarkable range of recently discovered gospels, including the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, to show how a variety of “Christianities” emerged at a time of extraordinary spiritual upheaval. Some Christians questioned the need for clergy and church doctrine, and taught that the divine could be discovered through spiritual search. Many others, like Buddhists and Hindus, sought enlightenment—and access to God—within. Such explorations raised questions: Was the resurrection to be understood symbolically and not literally? Was God to be envisioned only in masculine form, or feminine as well? Was martyrdom a necessary—or worthy—expression of faith? These early Christians dared to ask questions that orthodox Christians later suppressed—and their explorations led to profoundly different visions of Jesus and his message. Brilliant, provocative, and stunning in its implications, The Gnostic Gospels is a radical, eloquent reconsideration of the origins of the Christian faith.

The Gnostic Discoveries

The Gnostic Discoveries Book
Author : Marvin W. Meyer
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-07-21
ISBN : 0061963402
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Meaning of the Nag Hammadi, now in paperback opens the with the thrilling adventure story of the discovery of the ancient Papyrii at Nag Hammadi. Muhammad Ali, the fellahin, discovered the sealed jar, he feared that it might contain a jinni, or spirit, but also had heard of hidden treasures in such jars. Greed overcame his fears and when he smashed open the jar, gold seemed to float into the air. To his disappointment, it was papyrus fragmenst, not gold, but for scholars around the world, it was invaluable. Meyer then discusses the pre–Christian forms of wisdom that went onto influence what Christians believe today. In addition, some Nag Hammadi texts are attributed to Valentinus, a man who almost became Pope, and whose rejection changed the church in significant ways. Text by text, Meyer traces the history and impact of this great find on the Church, right up to our current beliefs and popular cultural fascination with this officially suppressed secret knowledge about Jesus and his followers.

The Gospels of Mary

The Gospels of Mary Book
Author : Marvin W. Meyer,Esther A. De Boer
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-09-15
ISBN : 0061965952
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mary Magdalene, Jesus's Closest Disciple Marvin Meyer, one of the foremost scholars of the Gnostic Gospels: translates and introduces the Gnostic and New Testament texts that together reveal the story and importance of Mary Magdalene includes new translations of the Gospels of Mary, Thomas, Philip, and related texts about Mary Magdalene discloses, with Esther A. De Boer, the long-suppressed story of Mary's vital role in the life of Jesus and in the formative period after his crucifixion presents as authentically as possible the real Mary Magdalene

The Coptic Gnostic Library

The Coptic Gnostic Library Book
Author : James MacConkey Robinson,Einar Thomassen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9789004228900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nag Hammadi Gnosticism and Early Christianity

Nag Hammadi  Gnosticism  and Early Christianity Book
Author : Charles W. Hedrick,Robert Hodgson
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2005-10-17
ISBN : 1597524026
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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[This] book acquaints the beginner with the topic of gnosticism and early Christianity and presents to the specialist some of the new frontiers their colleagues are exploring. For the beginner there is a concise introduction to gnosticism. It covers the issues of origin, literature, leading ideas, and possible links with early Christianity. Each contributor has prepared a preface to his or her paper that points to its salient features and explains how the essay fits into the overall subject of the book. --from the Preface

What is Gnosticism

What is Gnosticism  Book
Author : Karen L. King
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780674017627
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Gnostic Scriptures Second Edition

The Gnostic Scriptures  Second Edition Book
Author : Bentley Layton,David Brakke,John Collins
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2021-07-06
ISBN : 0300208545
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of extra-biblical scriptures written by the gnostics, updated with three ancient texts including the recently discovered Gospel of Judas This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provides a crucial look at the theology, religious atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism. It provides authoritative translations of ancient texts from Greek, Latin, and Coptic, with introductions, bibliographies, and annotations. The texts are organized to reflect the history of gnosticism in the second through fourth centuries CE. This second edition provides updates throughout and adds three new ancient texts, including the recently discovered Gospel of Judas.

The Secret Book of John

The Secret Book of John Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : SkyLight Paths Publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 1594730822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tells the story of the devolution of God from perfect Oneness down to imprisonment in the material world. Original.

The Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic Gospels Book
Author : Alan Jacobs
Publisher : Watkins Publishing
Release : 2005-01
ISBN : 9781842930991
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A superb series of compact, beautifully presented editions of sacred texts selected from the major writings of the world's spiritual traditions in reliable and accessible translations. and values, an urge to break free from the orthodoxies of our own cultural heritage and to explore beyond its frontiers in search of fulfilment and enlightenment. This search for truth leads us to the great sacred texts of the world's literature. The four titles this season include the Tao Te Ching, poetry brimming with Taoist wisdom about our need to bend to nature's currents; the inspirational Bhagavad Gita, which addresses the issues of conflict - both internal and external; the deeply mystical texts of the Kabbalah, which has recently become very popular in the West; and the fascinating forgotten scriptures of the Gnostic Gospels. These texts offer us a new compass to steer by in our quest for the truth and poetry of the spirit.

Jung and the Lost Gospels

Jung and the Lost Gospels Book
Author : Stephan A. Hoeller
Publisher : Quest Books
Release : 1989-10-01
ISBN : 9780835606462
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The "Lost Gospels" refer to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library, both discovered in the 1940s. The Nag Hammadi Library consists of writings found by two peasants who unearthed clay jars in 1945 in upper Egypt. These did not appear in English for 32 years, because the right to publish was contended by scholars, politicians, and antique dealers. The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in clay jars in Palestine by a goatherder in 1947, weathered similar storms. The first team of analysts were mostly Christian clergy, who weren't anxious to share material that frightened church leaders. As Dr. Hoeller shows, they rightly feared the documents would reveal information that might detract from unique claims of Christianity. Indeed, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi Library both contradict and complement accepted tenets of the Old and New Testaments.

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible Book
Author : C.A. Evans,Webb,R.A. Wiebe
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2019-07-01
ISBN : 9004379886
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This important tool will greatly facilitate research into the relationship of biblical texts and the materials that make up Gnosticism. To date no exhaustive Scripture index to Nag Hammadi has been prepared. One of the significant features of this volume is that it fills this lacuna.

The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts

The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts Book
Author : Jean Doresse
Publisher : Inner Traditions
Release : 2005-02-18
ISBN : 9781594770456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Details the momentous discovery and significance of the ancient gnostic texts hidden for sixteen centuries in Chenoboskion, Egypt • Author was a member of the party that discovered these ancient Coptic documents • Sheds new light on the vanished world in which Christianity was born • 40,000 copies sold of earlier editions • Includes the first translation of the Gospel of Thomas, with full commentary Hidden for sixteen centuries, the Nag Hammadi library, the most prodigious collection of sacred gnostic texts, were discovered in the late 1940s in Chenoboskion, a remote hamlet in upper Egypt. Among them was the Gospel according to Thomas, which aroused international publicity and alerted the world to the significance of this archeological find, believed by many scholars to surpass the Dead Sea Scrolls in importance. The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts is the original survey of the contents of these documents and their significance to the world at large. Doresse's narrative allows readers direct contact with an ancient form of Christianity through the philosophical wealth of the texts-ranging from gnostic revelations and Christian apocrypha to Hermetic literature-Included in the book is the original English translation of the Gospel of Thomas first published in 1960.

The Temple in Antiquity

The Temple in Antiquity Book
Author : Truman G. Madsen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Secret Teachings of Jesus

The Secret Teachings of Jesus Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-09-28
ISBN : 0307756645
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In December 1945, two Egyptian fellahin, digging for natural fertilizer in the Nile River valley unearthed a sealed storage jar. The jar proved to hold treasure of an unexpected sort: a collection of some fifty-two ancient manuscripts, most of which reflect the teachings of a mystical religious movement we call Gnosticism (from the Greek word gnosis, "knowledge"). The texts are also, with few exceptions, Christian documents, and thus they provide us with valuable new information about the character of the early church, and about the Gnostic Christians within the church. In this volume, Marvin W. Meyer has produced a new English translation for general readers of four of the most important and revealing of these early Christian texts -- the Secret Book of James, the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Thomas, and the Secret Book of John.

Nag Hammadi Codex I the Jung Codex

Nag Hammadi Codex I  the Jung Codex  Book
Author : Harold W. Attridge
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 1985
ISBN : 9789004076754
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Gospel of Philip

The Gospel of Philip Book
Author : Vladimir Antonov
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2008-05-13
ISBN : 1438217072
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a full and competent translation of the Gospel written by apostle Philip - a personal Disciple of Jesus Christ. The translation is accompanied by clarifying commentaries. In the Gospel, Philip put the emphasis on the methodological aspect of spiritual work. The book is addressed to everyone aspiring to Perfection.

The Coptic Apocalypse of Peter

The Coptic Apocalypse of Peter Book
Author : Henriette W. Havelaar
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 1999-01-01
ISBN : 3110884445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As an accompaniment to the corpus of the Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller (GCS), Adolf von Harnack created the monograph series Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur (TU) in 1882, which from that time on served as an “archive for the ... editions of older Christian writers”. Still today, the series includes especially the old translations of the works published in the corpus – some in their original language, some in German or in another modern language. Moreover, the series is also open to preliminary studies of the editions and accompanying reviews.

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures Book
Author : Marvin W. Meyer,James M. Robinson
Publisher : HarperOne
Release : 2009-05-26
ISBN : 9780061626005
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Definitive Collection of Gnostic Writings The year is 1945. At the foot of a cliff along the Nile River, near the city of Nag Hammadi, an Egyptian peasant unearths a large storage jar containing ancient manuscripts. The discovery turns out to be one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the past century. A treasure of fourth-century texts, the manuscripts are the scriptures of the ancient mystical tradition commonly called Gnosticism, from the Greek gnosis, that is, secret knowledge. It is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions. The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is the most complete and up-to-date English-language edition of these sacred texts from Egypt. It is full of treatises, testimonies, and secret books that had been lost for centuries. In addition to gospels purportedly by the apostles Thomas and Philip, and the revelations of James, Peter, and Paul, this collection also includes the Gospel of Mary and the controversial Gospel of Judas. The documents have been newly translated by a team of prominent international scholars. This volume also features introductory essays and extensive notes to help readers understand the context and significance of these texts that have revolutionized the study of early Christianity and ancient religious thought.