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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 hav3 read bits of this on the computer. I love the fact that this is a paperback translated from codices dug out of the sand in the middle of a desert/
It's a shame that... Read more
Now i understand why the Catholic church hid these scriptures and formed the dark ages...many a truth is hidden in this book.
Read it with an open mind.
This is the best collection of scriptures anyone could own. A long lost understanding of Jesus Christ. The world blasphemes his true image. No religion is with Jesus Christ.Published 15 days ago by mjmqb7
I approached this book from the standpoint of wanting to learn about the Ngostic beliefs. I was introduced to the subject by the discovery of the Gospel of Judas in the safe... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Robert J. Wilkins
I should have given it a "5"+ rating. I know it will be great.
However, I am getting older now and not seeing so well. Read more
Great service! Now all I need to do is to take time and read it!Published 1 month ago by David L Sweet
This can encompass a lifetime of study so be patient with yourself.Published 1 month 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 1 month ago by Michael Ralston