The Gnostic Discoveries
The Impact of the Nag Hammadi Library annotated edition
By (author) Marvin Meyer
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Gnostic Discoveries by Marvin Meyer
Book DescriptionThe 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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780060858322
(203mm x 136mm x 15mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marvin Meyer
Gnostic Bible, Paperback (June 2009)
Including the "Gospel of Judas", this work features such important and topical texts as the "Gospel of Mary Magdalene" and the "Gospel of Thomas". Dating from the first to the thirteenth centuries, it provides the texts that represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar forms of Gnostic spirituality.
Judas, Hardback (January 2008)
A collection of ancient texts attributed to or about Judas Iscariot, which present the history and legend of the disciple who reputedly betrayed Jesus, which challenge his traditional biography.
Gospel of Judas, Hardback (April 2006)» View all books by Marvin Meyer
When the bound papyrus pages of this Judas' gospel finally reached scholars who could unlock its meaning, they were astounded.
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