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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures
The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume

by Marvin W. Meyer,James M. Robinson

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-09-14
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN : 9780062046369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of 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. The compilation of ancient manuscripts that constitute The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.

The Nag Hammadi Library in English

The Nag Hammadi Library in English
A Book

by James James McConkey Robinson,Richard Smith,Coptic Gnostic Library Project

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 1996-01-01
  • Pages : 549
  • ISBN : 9789004088566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1978, "The Nag Hammadi Library" was widely acclaimed by critics and scholars alike. Containing many of the writings of the Gnostics since the time of Christ, this was the work that launched modern Gnostic studies and exposed a movement whose teachings are in may ways as relevant today as they were sixteen centuries ago. Although some of the texts had appeared in other translations, the 1978 edition was the first and only translation of these ancient and fascinating manuscripts to appear in one volume. This new edition is the result of ten years of additional research, and editorial and critical work. Every translation has been changed or added to; many have been thoroughly revised. Unearthed in 1945 near the town of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt, the texts literally begin where the Dead Sea Scrolls end. Their discovery is seen as equally significant, bringing to light a long-hidden well of new information, sources, and insights into early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Each text is accompanied by a new and expanded introduction. Also included are a revised general introduction and an afterword discussing the modern relevance of Gnosticism, from Voltaire and Blake through Melville and Yeats to Jack Kerouac and science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. The translations and introductions to the Nag Hammadi texts are by members of the Coptic Gnostic Library Project, which includes such scholars as Helmut Koester, George McRae, and Elaine Pagels.

The Nag Hammadi Library

The Nag Hammadi Library
A Book

by Apostle Horn

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0244253625
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Gnostic Discoveries

The Gnostic Discoveries
The Impact of the Nag Hammadi Library

by Marvin W. Meyer

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-07-21
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0061963402
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic Gospels
The Sacred Writings of the Nag Hammadi Library, the Berlin Gnostic Codex and Codex Tchacos

by Coptic Gnostic Library Project,Berliner Arbeitskreis für Koptisch-Gnostische Schriften,Folio Society (London, England)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 724
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive English translation of the Nag Hammadi Scriptures, a group of ancient manuscripts uncovered in 1945 that are the basis of the mystical tradition called Gnosticism.

The Nag Hammadi Gnostic Texts and the Bible

The Nag Hammadi Gnostic Texts and the Bible
A Book

by Andrew K. Helmbold

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essential Gnostic Scriptures

Essential Gnostic Scriptures
A Book

by Willis Barnstone,Marvin Meyer

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2011-11
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 1590309251
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An introduction to gnosticism offers selections from twenty-one texts from the masterpiecces of the tradition.

The Gnostic Bible

The Gnostic Bible
Revised and Expanded Edition

by Willis Barnstone,Marvin Meyer

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2009-06-30
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN : 9780834824140
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gnosticism was a wide-ranging religious movement of the first millennium CE—with earlier antecedents and later flourishings—whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. For example, some gnostic texts suggest that god should be celebrated as both mother and father, and that self-knowledge is the supreme path to the divine. Only in the past fifty years has it become clear how far the gnostic influence spread in ancient and medieval religions—and what a marvelous body of scriptures it produced. The selections gathered here, in poetic, readable translation, represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar expressions of gnostic spirituality. Their regions of origin include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. Also included are introductions, notes, an extensive glossary, and a wealth of suggestions for further reading.

The Gospels of Mary

The Gospels of Mary
The Secret Tradition of Mary Magdalene, the Companion of Jesus

by Marvin W. Meyer,Esther A. De Boer

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-09-15
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0061965952
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Nag Hammadi Library in English

The Nag Hammadi Library in English
A Book

by Marvin W. Meyer,James MacConkey Robinson

  • Publisher : Brill Archive
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 9789004054349
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nag Hammadi Library after Fifty Years

The Nag Hammadi Library after Fifty Years
Proceedings of the 1995 Society of Biblical Literature Commemoration

by Turner,McGuire

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2020-10-26
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : 9004439749
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume contains 22 papers from the Society of Biblical Literature's 1995 commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library, with special focus on the Apocryphon of John, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel of Philip.

The Gnostic Scriptures

The Gnostic Scriptures
A New Translation with Annotations and Introductions

by Bentley Layton

  • Publisher : Anchor Bible
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN : 9780385478434
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of ancient gnostic and related scriptures includes the Sethian scripture, the writings of Valentinus, works by his followers, and scripture of the school of St. Thomas.

The Secret Book of John

The Secret Book of John
The Gnostic Gospel Annotated & Explained

by Stevan L. Davies

  • Publisher : SkyLight Paths Publishing
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1594730822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tells the story of the devolution of God from perfect Oneness down to imprisonment in the material world. Original.

The Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas
The Hidden Sayings of Jesus

by Marvin W. Meyer

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-09-15
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0061965944
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fresh, authoritative English translation, with an informative introduction, fascinating explanatory notes, and the Coptic text, with interpretation by Harold Bloom, our pre–eminent literary critic.

The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom

The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom
A Book

by Stevan L. Davies

  • Publisher : Harper San Francisco
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discovered in Egypt in 1945 as part of the Nag Hammadi Library, the Gospel of Thomas was long considered irrelevant to the study of Jesus' teachings. Stevan Davies' influential The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom overturned this view, and enabled the Gospel of Thomas to be taken seriously as a source for the earliest Christianity. This Bardic Press edition brings a classic work of accessible scholarshp back into print. A entirely new forty page introduction discusses recent developments in scholarship, looks at Thomas' independence from the New Testament gospels, discusses the role of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel Thomas, and offers a variety of valuable insights. A fascinating additional essay speculates that Thomas may have been used as an oracle text in a similar way to the I Ching.

Pre-Christian Gnosticism

Pre-Christian Gnosticism
A Survey of the Proposed Evidences

by Edwin M. Yamauchi

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2003-10-14
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1592443966
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the most important issues facing New Testament scholarship today is the issue of Gnosticism. So wrote the author in 1973 in the first edition. With the publication since then of the entire Nag Hammadi library, this observation has become even more incisive. Was there a pre-Christian Gnosticism? Did Gnosticism directly or indirectly influence nascent Christianity? Many modern scholars argue that Gnosticism preceded the emergence of New Testament Christianity and constituted the raw material from which the apostles formed their message about Jesus. The author here analyzes the evidence used to support this thesis. He notes a series of methodological fallacies in the use of this evidence and concludes that clearly Gnostic materials are late and pre-Christian materials are not clearly Gnostic. A new chapter in this paperback edition brings the discussion up to date.

The Gnostics

The Gnostics
Identifying an Early Christian Cult

by Alastair Logan

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury T&T Clark
  • Release : 2006-06-23
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Engaging in the current debates engendered by M.A. Williams' Rethinking Gnosticism (1996), Alastair Logan develops the work introduced in his own Gnostic Truth and Christian Heresy (1996), continuing his quest to identify the Gnostics as a cult movement originating in the late first century and arising out of Christianity.

The Jesus of Heresy and History

The Jesus of Heresy and History
The Discovery and Meaning of the Nag Hammadi Gnostic Library

by John Dart

  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release : 1988-01-01
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9780060616915
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recounts the discovery of the Gnostic scriptures, discusses their role in Church history, and examines their major themes

Newsletter

Newsletter
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Secret Sayings of Jesus

The Secret Sayings of Jesus
A Book

by Robert McQueen Grant,David Noel Freedman

  • Publisher : Barnes & Noble Publishing
  • Release : 1960
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9781566192743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"In The Secret Sayings of Jesus, Robert Grant and David Noel Freedman offer a modern translation of the Gospel of Thomas, along with a judicious and revealing commentary on each saying."--Inside jacket.