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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures Author : Marvin W. Meyer
Release : 2010-09-14
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780062046369
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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

The Nag Hammadi Library Author : Apostle Horn
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Publisher : Lulu.com
ISBN : 0244253625
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The Gnostic Discoveries

The Gnostic Discoveries Author : Marvin W. Meyer
Release : 2009-07-21
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 0061963402
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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 Author : Coptic Gnostic Library Project
Release : 2007
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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.

Mystery and Secrecy in the Nag Hammadi Collection and Other Ancient Literature: Ideas and Practices

Mystery and Secrecy in the Nag Hammadi Collection and Other Ancient Literature: Ideas and Practices Author : Christian H. Bull
Release : 2011-10-28
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN : 9004212078
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Drawing on a wide array of sources, this anthology sets out to analyze the concepts of mystery and secrecy that occur in the ritual and rhetoric of antique Mediterranean religion, with an emphasis on Gnosticism, Christianity, and Paganism.

The Nag Hammadi Library in English

The Nag Hammadi Library in English Author : James M. Robinson
Release : 1990-11-21
Publisher : HarperOne
ISBN : 9780060669355
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This revised, expanded, and updated edition of The Nag Hammadi Library is the only complete, one-volume, modern language version of the renowned library of fourth-century manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945. First published in 1978, The Nag Hammadi Library launched modern Gnostic studies and exposed a movement whose teachings are in many ways as relevant today as they were sixteen centuries ago. James M. Robinson's updated introduction reflects ten years of additional research and editorial and critical work. An afterword by Richard Smith discusses the modern relevance of Gnosticism and its influence on such writers as Voltaire, Blake, Melville, Yeats, Kerouac, and Philip K. Dick. Acclaimed by scholars and general readers alike, The Nag Hammadi Library is a work of major importance to everyone interested in the evolution of Christianity, the Bible, archaeology, and the story of Western civilization.

Essential Gnostic Scriptures

Essential Gnostic Scriptures Author : Willis Barnstone
Release : 2011-11
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
ISBN : 1590309251
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An introduction to gnosticism offers selections from twenty-one texts from the masterpiecces of the tradition.

The Nag Hammadi Library in English

The Nag Hammadi Library in English Author : James James McConkey Robinson
Release : 1996-01-01
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN : 9789004088566
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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.

A Story of the Soul’s Journey in the Nag Hammadi Library

A Story of the Soul’s Journey in the Nag Hammadi Library Author : Ulla Tervahauta
Release : 2015-08-19
Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN : 3647540366
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Authentikos Logos (NHC VI,3), also known as Authoritative Teaching,is a little studied story of a soul’s descent and ascent in the Nag Hammadi library. With her book Ulla Tervahauta fills a gap in the scholarship and provide the first monograph-length study that has this writingas its primary focus. The aim is to find a place and context for Authentikos Logos within early Christianity, but Tervahauta also adds new insight into the scholarship of the Nag Hammadi Library and study of early Christianity. Contrary to the usual discussion of the Nag Hammadi writings from the viewpoint of Gnostic studies, she argues that Authentikos Logos is best approached from the context of Christian traditions of late ancient Egypt between the third and the fifth centuries.Tervahauta discusses the story of the soul’s journey in light of various Christian and Platonic writings. Also, she analyses the relationship of Authentikos Logos with the Valentinian Wisdom myth and suggests that no firm evidence connects the writing closely with Valentinian traditions. And although a Platonic mind-set can be assumed, the writing combines motifs in a unique manner. For example, the four epithets used in the writing – the “invisible soul”, the “pneumatic soul”, the “material soul”, and the “rational soul” – are not found thus combined elsewhere. Discussion of matter (hyle) is connected with Christian scriptural allusions and the focus is on ethics and the evilness of matter. The body, on the other hand, is the soul’s place of contest and progress. The Pauline term “pneumatic body” (1 Cor 15:44) is used allusively and from a Platonic perspective. With this book Ulla Tervahauta makes an important contribution to the study of early Christianity in late ancient Egypt by discussing a writing thatshows knowledge and creative combination of literary traditions that circulated in late ancient Egypt.

The Gnostic Bible

The Gnostic Bible Author : Willis Barnstone
Release : 2009-06-30
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
ISBN : 9780834824140
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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.

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible Author : C.A. Evans
Release : 2019-07-01
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN : 9004379886
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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.

A Dictionary of Gnosticism

A Dictionary of Gnosticism Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
Release : 2014-03-17
Publisher : Quest Books
ISBN : 0835630978
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A Dictionary of Gnosticism is a scholarly yet accessible guide that covers the people, mythology, movements, scripture, and technical terms related to this pre-Christian Western religion. It contains nearly 1700 entries, from Aachiaram, an angel in the 'Secret Book of John to Zostrianos', a third-century Gnostic text, and is a reliable reference for the Nag Hammadi library and other Gnostic texts. An introduction explains who the Gnostics were and provides a whirlwind tour through the history of this captivating movement.

The Gnostic Scriptures

The Gnostic Scriptures Author : Bentley Layton
Release : 1995
Publisher : Anchor Bible
ISBN : 9780385478434
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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 Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas Author : Marvin W. Meyer
Release : 2009-09-15
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 0061965944
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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.

Das Thomasevangelium

Das Thomasevangelium Author : Jörg Frey
Release : 2008
Publisher : De Gruyter
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Das Thomasevangelium, eine Schrift aus Codex II der Nag-Hammadi-Schriften, gehört zu dem umstrittensten Zeugnissen des frühen Christentums. Während einige Forscher darin eine Schrift sehen, die sehr alte Überlieferungen von Jesus bewahrt hat und deshalb näher an Jesus heranführen könnte als die neutestamentlichen Evangelien, wird es von anderen für einen Text gehalten, der bereits theologiegeschichtliche Entwicklungen des ersten Jahrhunderts voraussetzt und auf sie in eigener Weise reagiert. Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Sammelbandes sind vor dem Hintergrund dieser Diskussion entstanden. Sie gehen zurück auf eine Tagung, auf der Vertreter dieser Auslegungstraditionen ihre unterschiedlichen Interpretationsansätze und methodischen Zugangsweisen vorgestellt und miteinander ins Gespräch gebracht haben. Die Zusammenstellung der Beiträge gewährt deshalb einerseits einen Einblick in das facettenreiche Spektrum der gegenwärtigen Forschungsdiskussion zur Entstehung und zum theologischen Profil dieses Werkes. Andererseits zeigt sie neue Zugangsweisen auf, durch welche die Einordnung des Thomasevangeliums in das Spektrum der frühchristlichen Literatur- etwa im Blick auf sein Verhältnis zu anderen Nag-Hammadi-Schriften und zur Gnosis- auf eine neue Grundlage gestellt wird.

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible Author : Craig A. Evans
Release : 1993
Publisher : Lieden, Netherlands : E.J. Brill
ISBN : 9789004099029
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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 Gospels of Mary

The Gospels of Mary Author : Marvin W. Meyer
Release : 2009-09-15
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 0061965952
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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 Secret Teachings of Jesus

The Secret Teachings of Jesus Author :
Release : 1984
Publisher : Random House (NY)
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