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The Gnostic Bible

Author: Willis Barnstone; Marvin W Meyer
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This expanded edition of "The Gnostic Bible" includes the Gospel of Judas--the recently discovered and translated gnostic text--in its most accessible translation yet. Also included are such important and topical texts as the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Gospel of Thomas.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Willis Barnstone; Marvin W Meyer
ISBN: 9781590306314 1590306317
OCLC Number: 191922827
Description: ix, 880 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Gnosticism, Gnostics, and the Gnostic Bible / Marvin Meyer --
Letting in the light : translating holy texts / Willis Barnstone --
Part I. Early Wisdom Gospels : --
Introduction / Marvin Meyer --
1. The gospel of Thomas --2. The gospel of John --
Part II. Literature of Gnostic Wisdom : --
Introduction / Marvin Meyer --
3. The book of Baruch / Justin--
Sethian literature : --
4. The gospel of Judas --
5. The secret book of John --
6. The reality of the rulers --
7. The revelation of Adam --
8. Three forms of first thought --
9. The three steles of Seth --
10. The vision of the foreigner --
111. The sermon of Zostrianos --
12. The baptismal ceremony of the gospel of the Egyptians --
13. Thunder --
14. The letter of Peter to Philip --
Valentinian literature : --
15. The gospel of truth --
16. The gospel of Philip --
17. The letter to Flora / Ptolemy --
18. Commentary on the gospel of John / Herakleon --
19. The treatise on resurrection --
20. The prayer of the messenger Paul --
21. Valentinian liturgical readings --
22. The secret book of James --
23. The round dance of the cross --
Thomas and other Syrian literature : --
24. The songs of Solomon --
25. The song of the pearl --
26. The book of Thomas --
Additional literature of Gnostic wisdom : --
27. The exegesis on the soul --
28. On the origin of the world --
29. The paraphrase of Shem --
30. The second treatise of the great Seth --
31. The gospel of Mary --
32. The Naasene sermon --
Part III. Hermetic Literature : --
Introduction / Willis Barnstone --
33. Poimandres --
34. The discourse on the eighth and ninth --
35. The prayer of thanksgiving --
Part IV. Mandaean Literature : --
Introduction / Nathaniel Deutsch --
36. The Ginza --
37. Hibil's lament from the Book of John --
38,. Songs from the Mandaean liturgy --
Part V. Manichaean Literature : --
Introduction / Paul Mirecki --
39. On the origin of his body --
40. The story of the death of Mani --
41. The Kephalaia --
42. The Coptic Manichaean songbook --
43. Parthian songs --
44. The great song to Mani --
Part VI. Islamic Mystical Literature : --
Introduction / Marvin Meyer --
45. The mother of books --
Part VII. Cathar Literature : --
Introduction / Willis Barnstone --
46. The gospel of the secret supper --
47. The book of the two principles --
48. 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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This expanded edition of "The Gnostic Bible" includes the Gospel of Judas--the recently discovered and translated gnostic text--in its most accessible translation yet. Also included are such important and topical texts as the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Gospel of Thomas.

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