The Gnostic Gospels Nag Hammadi Library Folio Society 2008

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The Gnostic Gospels

The Sacred Writings of the Nag Hammadi Library, The Berlin Gnostic Codex and Codex Tchacos.

The Gnostic Gospels were alternative texts – poems, myths, philosophy and gospels – which challenge those of the New Testament at every turn. The Gospel of Thomas records sayings of Jesus unlike any we have ever heard; that of Philip describes Mary Magdalene as Christ’s companion ‘whom he loved more than all the disciples’. Recent scholarship indicates that many of these documents were contemporary with the New Testament. So why were they suppressed? Did they represent ‘inconvenient truths’ which the early fathers wanted obliterated at all costs? In this superb collection, which includes three other uncovered treasures – the Gospel of Judas, the Gospel of Mary and the Book of the Stanger – the world’s leading Gnostic scholars open the window in order to shed light onto one of archaeology’s most exciting and controversial discoveries. Edited by Marvin Meyer and introduction by Marvin Meyer and Elaine H Pagels.

Features;

  • Folio Society First Edition
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 2008
  • Quarter Brown Leather with Printed Cloth Hardback, 724 pp
  • With 12 colour plates
  • Size 240 x 180mm, 2.2kg

Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy

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Weight 2.2 kg

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