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The Gnostic scriptures : a new translation with annotations and introductions

Author: Bentley Layton
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provides a crucial look at the theology, religious atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism.
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Genre/Form: Former Course Reserve reading
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gnostic scriptures.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1987
(OCoLC)650017354
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bentley Layton
ISBN: 0385174470 9780385174473 0334020220 9780334020226
OCLC Number: 12665986
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xlii, 526 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Classic gnostic scripture --
Historical introduction --
The secret book according to John --
The Revelation of Adam --
The reality of the rulers --
The thunder --
perfect intellect --
First thought in three forms --
The holy book of the great invisible spirit, or, the Egyptian gospel --
Zostrianos (excerpts) --
The foreigner (excerpts) --
The three tablets of Seth --
Satorninos (according to St. Irenaeus) --
The gnostics (according to St. Irenaeus) --
"Other" gnostic teachings (according to St. Irenaeus) --
The gnostics (according to Porphyry) --
The Sethians (according to St. Epiphanius) --
The Archontics (according to St. Epiphanius) --
The gnostics (according to St.Epiphanius) II. The writings of Valentinus --
Historical introduction --
Valentinus's myth (according to St. Irenaeus) --
Fragments of lost works --
Summer harvest --
The gospel of truth III. The school of Valentinus --
Historical introduction --
Ptolemy's version of the gnostic myth (according to St. Irenaeus) --
A prayer of Paul the Apostle --
Ptolemy's epistle to Flora --
Treatise on resurrection (Epistle to Rheginus) --
The gospel according to Philip IV. The school of St. Thomas --
Historical introduction --
The hymn of the pearl, or, the hymn of Jude Thomas the apostle in the country of the Indians --
The gospel according to Thomas --
The book of Thomas: The contender writing to the perfect V. Other early currents --
Historical introduction --
The writings of Basilides --
The hermetic corpus (excerpts).
Responsibility: by Bentley Layton.
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This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provides a crucial look at the theology, religious atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism.

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