By Marvin W. Meyer
For all these readers curious to learn the particular texts of the Gnostic Gospels, this is the definitive number of all of the Gnostic Gospels and Gospel–like texts.
o Marvin Meyer, most appropriate student of Gnostic and different Christian literature outdoor the recent testomony, offers each Gnostic Gospel and Jesus textual content with a super total creation, introductions to every textual content, and notes that designate every little thing the reader must understand to appreciate the textual content. He comprises his most up-to-date translations of not just the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, the Gospel of Mary, yet different texts resembling the key publication of John, which a few students regard because the moment a part of the hot testomony Gospel of John. the fabric is basically from the invention at Nag Hammadi, freshly translated and brought, but in addition comprises texts came upon in different places. The texts, specifically taken jointly, current a picture of Jesus because the final knowledge instructor, one of those mysterious Jewish Zen grasp, who scandalized listeners via his radical egalitarianism (regarding girls, slaves, the bad, the marginalized as of equivalent prestige, or extra, with institution male believers) and his insistence on dwelling the message, religious adventure, vs. outer observance purely.
o For these desirous to study extra after studying The Da Vinci Code. This publication presents the definitive subsequent publication for these trying to find professional presentation of the choice Gnostic circulate of Christianity, within which there is not any speak of crucifixion and Mary Magdalene is gifted because the disciple that Jesus enjoyed top. "Marv is among the unique mystery gospels students who has performed a major volume of labor to deliver those texts to gentle. All of his study at the Nag Hammadi texts is having a massive impression on our wisdom of early Christian history––it is nearly redefining it." ––Dr. Elaine Pagels, Princeton college
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The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus: The Definitive Collection of Mystical Gospels and Secret Books about Jesus of Nazareth by Marvin W. Meyer