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The Gnostic Bible

Author: Willis Barnstone; Marvin W Meyer
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : New Seeds, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A landmark work of scholarship and literary translation, The Gnostic Bible presents the most significant and beautiful sacred texts of gnostic mysticism. The gnostics were religious thinkers who believed that salvation is found through mystical knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. For example, some gnostic texts  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willis Barnstone; Marvin W Meyer
ISBN: 1590301994 9781590301999
OCLC Number: 60835280
Notes: Originally published: Boston, Mass. : Shambhala, 2003.
Description: ix, 860 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Gnosticism, Gnostics, and the Gnostic Bible / Marvin Meyer --
Letting in the light : translating the holy texts / Willis Barnstone --
Introduction / Marvin Meyer --
The Gospel of Thomas --
The Gospel of John --
Introduction / Marvin Meyer --
The book of Baruch / Justin --
Sethian literature --
The secret book of John --
The reality of the rulers --
The revelation of Adam --
Three forms of first thought --
The three steles of Seth --
The vision of the foreigner --
The sermon of Zostrianos --
The baptismal ceremony of the Gospel of the Egyptians --
Thunder --
The letter of Peter to Philip --
Valentinian literature --
The gospel of truth --
The gospel of Philip --
Letter to Flora / Ptolemy --
Commentary on the Gospel of John / Herakleon --
The treatise on resurrection --
The prayer of the messenger Paul --
Valentinian liturgical readings --
The secret book of James --
The round dance of the Cross --
Thomas and other Syrian literature --
The Songs of Solomon --
The song of the pearl --
The book of Thomas --
Additional literature of Gnostic wisdom --
The Exegesis on the Soul --
On the origin of the world --
The paraphrase of Shem --
The second treatise of the great Seth --
The Gospel of Mary --
The Naassene sermon --
Introduction / Willis Barnstone --
Poimandres --
The discourse on the eighth and the ninth --
The prayer of thanksgiving --
Introduction / Nathaniel Deutsch --
The Ginza --
Hibil's lament from the book of John --
Songs from the Mandaean liturgy --
Introduction / Paul Mirecki --
On the origin of his body --
The story of the death of Mani --
The Kephalaia --
The coptic Manichaean songbook --
Parthian songs --
The great song to Mani --
Introduction / Marvin Meyer --
The mother of books --
Introduction / Willis Barnstone --
The gospel of the secret supper --
The book of the two principles --
A nun's sermon --
Epilogue : historical meditation on the inner light of Gnosis / Willis Barnstone.
Responsibility: edited by Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer.
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A landmark work of scholarship and literary translation, The Gnostic Bible presents the most significant and beautiful sacred texts of gnostic mysticism. The gnostics were religious thinkers who believed that salvation is found through mystical 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 route to union with the Divine. Dating from the first to the thirteenth centuries, the selections in this volume represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar forms of gnostic spirituality, and their sources include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. These texts show that gnosticism was a world religion that sought truths in a wide variety of traditions and expressed those truths in powerful and provocative mystical poetry and prose. The impact of gnosticism upon other religions of the world was considerable, and the influence of gnosticism continues to the present day. This is the first time that such a diverse collection of ancient gnostic texts has been published in a single volume, and many of the texts have never before been translated into English. The selections are accompanied by introductions and notes, and additional study aids describe gnosticism, elucidate gnostic terms, and suggest further readings.

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