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The secret teachings of Jesus : four Gnostic gospels

Author: Marvin W Meyer
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In December 1945, two Egyptian fellahin, digging for natural fertilizer in the Nile River valley unearthed a sealed storage jar. The jar proved to hold treasure of an unexpected sort: a collection of some fifty-two ancient manuscripts, most of which reflect the teachings of a mystical religious movement we call Gnosticism (from the Greek word gnosis, "knowledge"). The texts are also, with few exceptions, Christian  Read more...
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Secret teachings of Jesus.
New York : Random House, ©1984
(OCoLC)647383849
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin W Meyer
ISBN: 0394529596 9780394529592 9780394744339 0394744330
OCLC Number: 10724436
Description: xxii, 129 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The secret book of Jesus --
The gospel of Thomas --
The book of Thomas --
The secret book of John.
Responsibility: translated, with an introduction and notes, by Marvin W. Meyer.
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In December 1945, two Egyptian fellahin, digging for natural fertilizer in the Nile River valley unearthed a sealed storage jar. The jar proved to hold treasure of an unexpected sort: a collection of some fifty-two ancient manuscripts, most of which reflect the teachings of a mystical religious movement we call Gnosticism (from the Greek word gnosis, "knowledge"). The texts are also, with few exceptions, Christian documents, and thus they provide us with valuable new information about the character of the early church, and about the Gnostic Christians within the church. In this volume, Marvin W. Meyer has produced a new English translation for general readers of four of the most important and revealing of these early Christian texts -- the Secret Book of James, the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Thomas, and the Secret Book of John.

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