ISBN: 0060669357
EAN13: 9780060669355
Language: English
Pages: 576
Dimensions: 1.7" H x 9" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Newly translated and annotated by an international team of leading scholars, this is the definitive edition of the renowned library of fourth-century Gnostic manuscripts. This work includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, as well as other Gnostic gospels and sacred texts.

First discovered in Egypt in 1945 and rivaling the Dead Sea Scrolls in significance, The Nag Hammadi Scriptures have shed new light on the study of early Christianity. Here they are conveniently published in one volume and include introductory essays, notes, tables, and a glossary to help readers understand their context and contemporary significance.

Marvin Meyer is one of the foremost scholars on Gnosticism, the Nag Hammadi library, and texts about Jesus outside the New Testament. He is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies and director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Chapman University, Orange, California. Among his recent books are The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus, The Gospels of Mary, The Gospel of Thomas, The Gnostic Bible and The Gnostic Discoveries.

James M. Robinson was Permanent Secretary of UNESCO's International Committee for the Nag Hammadi Codices, Founding Director Emeritus of the Nag Hammadi Project of the Institute for Read More chevron_right

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   Ancient Truths in Modern Times
The Hammadi Library is literally an unearthed treasure of wisdom and insight into the minds, thoughts, and beliefs of the Gnostic Christian community who were smart enough to bury the truth of their beliefs until it was time for humanity to be given their insight. The Gnostics themselves were ostracized for believing more in the inherent spiritual connection we all have, as we create heaven on Earth with the divine power of our own minds, place less emphasis on material gain, and more on serving humanity. Anyone who is interested in receiving the wisdom of ancient times will find this book to be a most amazing read. He says: "Apply what you find as truth into your life today." Barbara Rose, the author of the best-selling "Being the One" and "If God Was Like Man," has a solution for all your problems. McCartney, 50, is best known for his rock 'n' roll stylings, but also for his work with U.S. magazine.
   Vastly more satisfying than the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls get all the attention and the popular press, but the Nag Hammadi is the REAL thing. The murder is to get through because of the huge quantities of missing text. The Nagadi is in a different class. I am certain they will eventually be 'discovered' by the world's great museums, said Dr. Goin. I am very grateful to the person who introduced me to this work, Bruno said. A lot of people are saying that Hammadi is a pleasure to work with. This is a great collection of Beatles songs.
The Nagadi collection of ancient sacred writings, including the very helpful introductions, should be included in every copy of the Bible. 0 14622 The Nagadi collection of ancient sacred writings, including the very helpful introductions, should be included in every copy of the Bible. The decision to exclude the Gnostic view from the canonization of the Bible was a major distortion of the revelation of God. Placing the Gnostic perspective alongside the hierarchical one found in the New Testament will improve our picture of God. Anyone serious about the Bible should also read and understand the Nagidi sacred writings, which are very reader-friendly, said Dr. Goin.
   Excellent brain-stretching book!
After reading Dr. Abraham's book, "The Jewish Experience," I was thrilled to find a copy of the Nag Hammadi library. It is very difficult reading in many places, but it is supremely worth it. It's great to see a subject like this treated with professional scholarship, Hollingworth said.
   An excellent resource
With all the discussion over the past few years of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Hamadi Library has been too neglected. I bought this book specifically for the non-canonical Gospels, the Epistles, and the Gospel of Mary. Erdahl, 34, is assigned to the Naval Academy at Annapolis.
   great compilation
Many people I know do not even realize that there are books out there that can be found in bookstores today. If one asks me where to look relating to Gnosticism, I recommend that one go to this place to read actual Gnostic texts. Very good and a great source of primary material, Levine said.
   Nag Hammadi - the hidden gospels
The Nagadi Library and Museum, one of the world's great archaeological sites, has unearthed the first complete set of gnostic gospels. The book is highly recommended.
   Nag Hammadi's
I have had the Hammadi at my bedside for over 15 years. It's just that I never cease to study it. Ironically, I don't even know where my 8 bible translation is located, nor my 4th new testement is now located. The boys must have put them in a box somewhere. Also read: The Hunt for the Key: The Search for the Holy Grail by Robert Knight and Saul Lomas. A good read, Paul.
   A must have for the independent thinker!
It's always at my bedside. The academy was established in 1989 and has been continuously updated since then. It can be picked up for casual reading or it can be studied thoroughly. Imagine, for example, what a tropical island would be like without electricity? Leaving aside attorney fees, what two books would I take? THE NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WH A. SHAKESPEARE.
The book arrived in great condition without any delays, said Dr. George Hunter, chairman of the University of Alabama's English department. Added photos of all the books this includes me, thinking it was helpful to others.