The Gnostic Bible

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The Gnostic Bible

Author : Willis Barnstone
ISBN : 0834824140
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion
The Gnostic Bible
Language: en
Pages: 860
Authors: Willis Barnstone, Marvin W. Meyer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-07 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

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
The Gnostic Bible
Language: en
Pages: 896
Authors: Willis Barnstone, Marvin Meyer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-30 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

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
The Gnostic Bible
Language: en
Pages: 881
Authors: Willis Barnstone, Marvin W. Meyer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

This expanded edition of The Gnostic Bible includes the Gospel of Judas'the recently discovered and translated gnostic text that was an instant best seller on its original appearance in 2006-in its most accessible translation yet. Also included are such important and topical texts as the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and
The Gnostic Gospels
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Elaine H. Pagels
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Vintage

A study of the Gnostic texts, which describe the same people and events portrayed in the New Testament but from a different perspective, reveals why their suppression was essential to the development of the Christian church
The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Marvin W. Meyer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-15 - Publisher: Harper Collins

For all those readers curious to read the actual texts of the Gnostic Gospels, here is the definitive collection of all the Gnostic Gospels and Gospel–like texts. o Marvin Meyer, premier scholar of Gnostic and other Christian literature outside the New Testament, presents every Gnostic Gospel and Jesus text with