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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.
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Great service! Now all I need to do is to take time and read it!Published 13 days ago by David L Sweet
This can encompass a lifetime of study so be patient with yourself.Published 19 days ago by Billie M. Kelley
essential reading if your going to consider a broader example of manuscripts circulating before 300's, by when all that remained was the orthodox manuscripts in the west.Published 20 days ago by Michael Ralston
Much was left out of our Bible by Constantine. This is absolutely fascinating and contains many parables of Jesus that are not in the 'normal' Bible. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marjorie A. Cameron