The Nag Hammadi Library in English

The Nag Hammadi Library in English
Author: James McConkey Robinson
Publsiher: Brill Archive
Total Pages: 493
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9789004071858
ISBN 13: 9004071857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gnostic Bible

The Gnostic Bible
Author: Willis Barnstone,Marvin W. Meyer
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 860
Release: 2005-07
ISBN 10: 1590301994
ISBN 13: 9781590301999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gnostic Bible Book Review:

THE GNOSTIC BIBLE is by far the most comprehensive compilation of gnostic texts ever published - and the first aimed at rendering the texts in poetic, readable prose. The gnostics were religious thinkers engaged in the quest for wisdom and knowledge, and they proclaimed a salvation to be found through mystical knoweldge and intuition. As the Gospel of Thomas puts it, "Know whatis in front of your face and what is hidden from you will be disclosed. There is nothing hidden from you that will not be revealed." Dating from the first to the thirteen centuries, these gnostic texts represent Jewish, Chritian, Hemetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic and Cathar forms of gnostic spirituality, and they derive from Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, France and elsewhere. These texts show that gnosticism was a world religion that sought truths in a wide variety of religious traditions and expressed those truths in powerful and provocative mystical poetry and prose. The impact of gnosticism upon other religions of the world was considerable, and the influence of gnosticism continues to the present day. This volume represents the first time that such a diverse collection of gnostic texts is published in a single volume and some of the texts are translated into English for the first time here. The texts are accompanied bu introductions and notes and additional study aids describe gnosticism, elucidate gnostic terms and suggest further readings.

The Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic Gospels
Author: Elaine Pagels
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004-06-29
ISBN 10: 1588364178
ISBN 13: 9781588364173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gnostic Gospels Book Review:

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Gnostic Gospels is a landmark study of the long-buried roots of Christianity, a work of luminous scholarship and wide popular appeal. First published in 1979 to critical acclaim, winning the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Gnostic Gospels has continued to grow in reputation and influence over the past two decades. It is now widely recognized as one of the most brilliant and accessible histories of early Christian spirituality published in our time. In 1945 an Egyptian peasant unearthed what proved to be the Gnostic Gospels, thirteen papyrus volumes that expounded a radically different view of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ from that of the New Testament. In this spellbinding book, renowned religious scholar Elaine Pagels elucidates the mysteries and meanings of these sacred texts both in the world of the first Christians and in the context of Christianity today. With insight and passion, Pagels explores a remarkable range of recently discovered gospels, including the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, to show how a variety of “Christianities” emerged at a time of extraordinary spiritual upheaval. Some Christians questioned the need for clergy and church doctrine, and taught that the divine could be discovered through spiritual search. Many others, like Buddhists and Hindus, sought enlightenment—and access to God—within. Such explorations raised questions: Was the resurrection to be understood symbolically and not literally? Was God to be envisioned only in masculine form, or feminine as well? Was martyrdom a necessary—or worthy—expression of faith? These early Christians dared to ask questions that orthodox Christians later suppressed—and their explorations led to profoundly different visions of Jesus and his message. Brilliant, provocative, and stunning in its implications, The Gnostic Gospels is a radical, eloquent reconsideration of the origins of the Christian faith.

The Gnostic Discoveries

The Gnostic Discoveries
Author: Marvin W. Meyer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-07-21
ISBN 10: 0061963402
ISBN 13: 9780061963407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gnostic Discoveries Book Review:

The Meaning of the Nag Hammadi, now in paperback opens the with the thrilling adventure story of the discovery of the ancient Papyrii at Nag Hammadi. Muhammad Ali, the fellahin, discovered the sealed jar, he feared that it might contain a jinni, or spirit, but also had heard of hidden treasures in such jars. Greed overcame his fears and when he smashed open the jar, gold seemed to float into the air. To his disappointment, it was papyrus fragmenst, not gold, but for scholars around the world, it was invaluable. Meyer then discusses the pre–Christian forms of wisdom that went onto influence what Christians believe today. In addition, some Nag Hammadi texts are attributed to Valentinus, a man who almost became Pope, and whose rejection changed the church in significant ways. Text by text, Meyer traces the history and impact of this great find on the Church, right up to our current beliefs and popular cultural fascination with this officially suppressed secret knowledge about Jesus and his followers.

The Secret Book of John

The Secret Book of John
Author: Stevan L. Davies
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1594730822
ISBN 13: 9781594730825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Book of John Book Review:

Tells the story of the devolution of God from perfect Oneness down to imprisonment in the material world. Original.

Jung and the Lost Gospels

Jung and the Lost Gospels
Author: Stephan A. Hoeller
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1989-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780835606462
ISBN 13: 0835606465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jung and the Lost Gospels Book Review:

The "Lost Gospels" refer to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library, both discovered in the 1940s. The Nag Hammadi Library consists of writings found by two peasants who unearthed clay jars in 1945 in upper Egypt. These did not appear in English for 32 years, because the right to publish was contended by scholars, politicians, and antique dealers. The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in clay jars in Palestine by a goatherder in 1947, weathered similar storms. The first team of analysts were mostly Christian clergy, who weren't anxious to share material that frightened church leaders. As Dr. Hoeller shows, they rightly feared the documents would reveal information that might detract from unique claims of Christianity. Indeed, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi Library both contradict and complement accepted tenets of the Old and New Testaments.

The Gospels of Mary

The Gospels of Mary
Author: Marvin W. Meyer,Esther A. De Boer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-09-15
ISBN 10: 0061965952
ISBN 13: 9780061965951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospels of Mary Book Review:

Mary Magdalene, Jesus's Closest Disciple Marvin Meyer, one of the foremost scholars of the Gnostic Gospels: translates and introduces the Gnostic and New Testament texts that together reveal the story and importance of Mary Magdalene includes new translations of the Gospels of Mary, Thomas, Philip, and related texts about Mary Magdalene discloses, with Esther A. De Boer, the long-suppressed story of Mary's vital role in the life of Jesus and in the formative period after his crucifixion presents as authentically as possible the real Mary Magdalene

Nag Hammadi Gnosticism and Early Christianity

Nag Hammadi  Gnosticism  and Early Christianity
Author: Charles W. Hedrick,Robert Hodgson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2005-10-17
ISBN 10: 1597524026
ISBN 13: 9781597524025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nag Hammadi Gnosticism and Early Christianity Book Review:

[This] book acquaints the beginner with the topic of gnosticism and early Christianity and presents to the specialist some of the new frontiers their colleagues are exploring. For the beginner there is a concise introduction to gnosticism. It covers the issues of origin, literature, leading ideas, and possible links with early Christianity. Each contributor has prepared a preface to his or her paper that points to its salient features and explains how the essay fits into the overall subject of the book. --from the Preface

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible
Author: Craig Alan Evans,Robert Leslie Webb,Richard A. Wiebe
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 551
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9789004099029
ISBN 13: 9004099026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible Book Review:

This important tool will greatly facilitate research into the relationship of biblical texts and the materials that make up Gnosticism. To date no exhaustive Scripture index to Nag Hammadi has been prepared. One of the significant features of this volume is that it fills this lacuna.

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures
Author: Marvin W. Meyer,James M. Robinson
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN 10: 9780061626005
ISBN 13: 0061626007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures Book Review:

The Definitive Collection of Gnostic Writings The year is 1945. At the foot of a cliff along the Nile River, near the city of Nag Hammadi, an Egyptian peasant unearths a large storage jar containing ancient manuscripts. The discovery turns out to be one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the past century. A treasure of fourth-century texts, the manuscripts are the scriptures of the ancient mystical tradition commonly called Gnosticism, from the Greek gnosis, that is, secret knowledge. It is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions. The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is the most complete and up-to-date English-language edition of these sacred texts from Egypt. It is full of treatises, testimonies, and secret books that had been lost for centuries. In addition to gospels purportedly by the apostles Thomas and Philip, and the revelations of James, Peter, and Paul, this collection also includes the Gospel of Mary and the controversial Gospel of Judas. The documents have been newly translated by a team of prominent international scholars. This volume also features introductory essays and extensive notes to help readers understand the context and significance of these texts that have revolutionized the study of early Christianity and ancient religious thought.

The Coptic Gnostic Library

The Coptic Gnostic Library
Author: James MacConkey Robinson,Einar Thomassen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9789004228900
ISBN 13: 900422890X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nag Hammadi Codices Iii 2 and Iv 2

Nag Hammadi Codices Iii  2 and Iv 2
Author: Alexander Böhlig,Frederik Wisse,Pahor Labib
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 9789004042261
ISBN 13: 9004042261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic Gospels
Author: Alan Jacobs,Vrej N. Nersessian
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 1780289707
ISBN 13: 9781780289700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gnostic Gospels Book Review:

This eye-opening collection of texts sheds light on the esoteric knowledge of Gnosticism, revealing intimate conversations between Jesus and his Disciples In 1945, several gospels, hidden since the first century, were found in the Egyptian Desert at Nag Hammadi. This discovery caused a sensation as the scrolls revealed the mysteries of the Gnostics—a movement which emerged during the formative period of Christianity. ‘Gnosis’, from the Greek, broadly meaning ‘hidden spiritual knowledge’, was associated with renouncing the material world, and focusing on attaining the life of the Holy Spirit. Many Christian sects are derived from the esoteric knowledge of Gnosticism. The gospels selected here by Alan Jacobs reveal intimate conversations between Jesus and his Disciples. The Gospel of Mary Magdalene sheds new light on his relationship with his favorite follower, while the Gospel of Thomas consists of mini-parables of deep inward and symbolic meaning—many of which are not found in the New Testament. The wisdom in this inspiring collection of texts is wholly relevant to our lives today, addressing the questions of good and evil, sin and suffering, and the path to salvation.

Nag Hammadi Codex I the Jung Codex

Nag Hammadi Codex I  the Jung Codex
Author: Harold W. Attridge
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 497
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9789004076754
ISBN 13: 9004076751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Essential Gnostic Scriptures

Essential Gnostic Scriptures
Author: Marvin Meyer,Willis Barnstone
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-11-22
ISBN 10: 1590309251
ISBN 13: 9781590309254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Gnostic Scriptures Book Review:

The people we’ve come to call gnostics were passionate advocates of the view that salvation comes through knowledge and personal experience, and their passion shines through in the remarkable body of writings they produced over a period of more than a millennium and a half. Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer have created a translation that brings the gnostic voices to us from across the centuries with remarkable power and beauty—beginning with texts from the earliest years of Christianity—including material from the Nag Hammadi library—and continuing all the way up to expressions of gnostic wisdom found within Islam and in the Cathar movement of the Middle Ages. The twenty-one texts included here serve as a compact introduction to Gnosticism and its principal ideas—and they also provide an entrée to the pleasures of gnostic literature in general, representing, as they do, the greatest masterpieces of that tradition.

The Temple in Antiquity

The Temple in Antiquity
Author: Truman G. Madsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105010467178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Secret Teachings of Jesus

The Secret Teachings of Jesus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 0307756645
ISBN 13: 9780307756640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Teachings of Jesus Book Review:

In December 1945, two Egyptian fellahin, digging for natural fertilizer in the Nile River valley unearthed a sealed storage jar. The jar proved to hold treasure of an unexpected sort: a collection of some fifty-two ancient manuscripts, most of which reflect the teachings of a mystical religious movement we call Gnosticism (from the Greek word gnosis, "knowledge"). The texts are also, with few exceptions, Christian documents, and thus they provide us with valuable new information about the character of the early church, and about the Gnostic Christians within the church. In this volume, Marvin W. Meyer has produced a new English translation for general readers of four of the most important and revealing of these early Christian texts -- the Secret Book of James, the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Thomas, and the Secret Book of John.

The Gospel of Philip

The Gospel of Philip
Author: Vladimir Antonov
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2008-05
ISBN 10: 1438217072
ISBN 13: 9781438217079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel of Philip Book Review:

This book presents a full and competent translation of the Gospel written by apostle Philip - a personal Disciple of Jesus Christ. The translation is accompanied by clarifying commentaries. In the Gospel, Philip put the emphasis on the methodological aspect of spiritual work. The book is addressed to everyone aspiring to Perfection.

What is Gnosticism

What is Gnosticism
Author: Karen L. King
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780674017627
ISBN 13: 0674017625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Gnosticism Book Review:

A study of gnosticism examines the various ways early Christians strove to define themselves in a pluralistic Roman society, while questioning the traditional ideas of heresy and orthodoxy that have previously influenced historians.

Ancient Gnosticism

Ancient Gnosticism
Author: Birger Albert Pearson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0800632583
ISBN 13: 9780800632588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Gnosticism Book Review:

* A brief and accessible introduction to Gnosticism