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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.
This is a fascinating book, a sort of seemingly mish-mash or divine and sort of profane. Apparently what got stuff into the jars was not just one "religion", but a few. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Janet
Wow, just when you thought you knew everything there was to know regarding the bible and christianity, this book put everything into perspective. Thank you for the life lessons.Published 5 days ago by Sam-I-Am
Invaluable information that guides humans along their spiritual journey of faith and Jesus is the beloved Savior. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Mary Lashgari
Very eye opening. It caused me to look at everything that I had learned in a different and refreshing way. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Ben Bradshaw Jr
Since 1945, the public has longed to read the treasures found at the Nag Hammadi dig. The understanding of Christian Gnosticism was, for centuries, hidden by the second and third... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Keith Herrick
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