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This is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of fourth-century 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.
Marvin Meyer is one of the foremost scholars on early Christianity and texts about Jesus outside the New Testament. He is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. Among his recent books are The Gospel of Judas, The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus, The Gospels of Mary, The Gospel of Thomas, and The Nag Hammadi Scriptures.
James M. Robinson, consultant for this collection, is widely known for his groundbreaking contribution as the permanent secretary of UNESCO's International Committee for the Nag Hammadi codices, and his many published works on Gnostic texts and the Sayings Gospel Q.
I vaguely knew that there were other extant Christian scriptures other than the four standard Gospels, letters of Paul, etc. Read morePublished 11 days ago by J. C. Beadles
I love having the Nag Hammadi library all in one, very well translated place. I find myself just flipping through it, picking a single book to read within it and meditate on the... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Alex Kelly
Have always gone to the website researching topics online. Having my own copy makes me feel as if I have the library at my fingertips.Published 16 days ago by Ms. P-G
a ponderous read but interesting in relations to the present books in the Bible, discussion at the end would have beter served the reader as an introductionPublished 20 days ago by Ronald Shaver