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If you're wondering what gnosticism is all about Pagels' book is a very clear and easy read.
The scholarship and research is evident, and yet it is clearly written so that any interested person can enjoy it without being burdened by the jargon of academia.
The book provides insights into the history of the early Christian church as well as the philosophical differences between the "orthodox" and "gnostic" Christians.
This is an emotional rather than an intellectual response. Pagels does a good job of avoiding bias in her treatment of the Nag Hammadi texts, but the heresy inherent in the... Read morePublished 21 days ago by J. Womack
Intelligent work by an important scholar - gives a much needed look at the theological diversity of early Christianity and the Jesus movement.Published 22 days ago by Kathleen Grant
This book explains why orthodox (Catholic) Christianity overcame Gnosticism, which was sufficiently widespread in the early centuries AD. Read morePublished 29 days ago by vs
Elaine Pages is a lady of wisdom, a current image of Sophia. I recommend her to "evangelicals" who might have a hope for an open mind. I don't find many.Published 1 month ago by Walter E. Parker
This compilation gives us some of the actual words of Jesus. I also bought Jesus the lost 30 years by Tricia mccannon. That book and The Flower of Life vol. Read morePublished 1 month ago by lindaleach