The Nag Hammadi Library

The Nag Hammadi Library The Nag Hammadi Library was discovered in 1945 buried in a large stone jar in the desert outside the modern Egyptian city of Nag Hammadi It is a collection of religious and philosophic texts gathered and translated into Coptic by fourth century Gnostic Christians and translated into English by

The Gnostic Bible

The Gnostic Bible Gnosticism was a wide ranging religious movement of the first millennium CEwith earlier antecedents and later flourishingswhose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non Christian

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas Pagels, a writer and thinker on religion and history, winner of the National Book Award for The Gnostic Gospels, reflects on what matters most about spiritual and religious exploration in the 21st century This book explores how Christianity began by tracing its earliest texts, including the Gospel

The Gospel of Judas

The Gospel of Judas For 1600 years its message lay hidden When the bound papyrus pages of this lost gospel finally reached scholars who could unlock its meaning, they were astounded Here was a gospel that had not been seen since the early days of Xianity, which few experts had even thought existeda gospel told from

The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus

The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus A new translation and analysis of the gospel that records the actual words of Jesus Explores the gnostic significance of Jesus s teachings recorded in this gospel and explains the true nature of the new man whose coming Jesus envisioned Translated and interpreted by the author of the bestselling

What is Gnosticism?

What is Gnosticism? A distinctive Christian heresy A competitor of burgeoning Christianity A pre Christian folk religion traceable to Oriental syncretism How do we account for the disparate ideas, writings, and practices that have been placed under the Gnostic rubric To do so, Karen King says, we must first

VALIS (VALIS Trilogy, #1)

VALIS (VALIS Trilogy, #1) VALIS is the first book in Philip K Dick s incomparable final trio of novels the others being The Divine Invasion and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer This disorienting and bleakly funny work is about a schizophrenic hero named Horselover Fat the hidden mysteries of Gnostic Christianity

Pistis Sophia: A Gnostic Gospel

Pistis Sophia: A Gnostic Gospel Pistis Sophia A Gnostic Gospel, translated by G.R.S Mead The Gnostics were composed of a number of early Christian mystical sects Their teachers were persecuted and documents destroyed because the Church desired a uniform set of beliefs to operate under Only now have we begun to better