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1 Hawthorne Christianity- Gnostic and Apocrypha

The Gnostic Gospels

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Awards

Winner of the 1979 National Book Critics Circle Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A provocative study of the gnostic gospels and the world of early Christianity as revealed through the Nag Hammadi texts.

Review:

"[A]n effective introduction to the difficult, almost oxymoronic notion of a Christian Gnosticism. [Professor Pagels] is always readable, always deeply informed, always richly suggestive of pathways her readers may wish to follow out for themselves." Harold Bloom

Review:

"The first major and eminently readable book on gnosticism benefiting from the discovery in 1945 of a collection of Gnostic Christian texts at Nag Hammadi in Egypt." The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Elaine Pagels earned a B.A. in history and an M.A. in classical studies at Stanford, and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She is the author of Adam, Eve, and the Serpent; The Origin of Satan; and The Gnostic Gospels, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award. She is currently the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University, and she lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband and children.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Controversy over Christ's Resurrection: Historical Event or Symbol?

2. "One God, One Bishop": The Politics of Monotheism

3. God the Father/God the Mother

4. The Passion of Christ and the Persecution of Christians

5. Whose Church Is the "True Church"?

6. Gnosis: Self-Knowledge as Knowledge of God

Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679724537
Author:
Pagels, Elaine
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christian Literature
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Gnosticism
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Nag Hammadi codices
Subject:
Christianity - Literature
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Christianity - Literature & the Arts
Subject:
Religion Western-Gnosticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Vintage Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
September 19, 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.98x5.16x.59 in. .52 lbs.

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"Review" by , "[A]n effective introduction to the difficult, almost oxymoronic notion of a Christian Gnosticism. [Professor Pagels] is always readable, always deeply informed, always richly suggestive of pathways her readers may wish to follow out for themselves."
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