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The Gnostic Gospels: Including the Gospel of Thomas the Gospel of Mary Magdalene (Sacred Wisdom)

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Alan Jacobs was born in 1929 in London. From an early age, he has been interested in religion and mysticism. He commenced a personal search for truth, and studied comparative religion. He then entered the Gurdjieff Society in 1957 and remained there until the early seventies. He then met Jiddu Krishnamurti, and studied his teachings until 1979. Next, he discovered Ramana Maharshi and became familiar with his extensive literature and spiritual practice. He is currently President of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation, UK. Alan's first book was 'Dutch And Flemish 17th C Painters: A Collectors Guide for McGraw Hill'. He then compiled an anthology, 'Poetry For The Spirit', published by Watkins Publishing and Barnes & Noble. As a poet he has versified for O Books 'The Bhagavad Gita', 'The Principal Upanishads' and 'The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius', as well as compiling a major prose anthology, 'The Ocean Of Wisdom'. For Watkins Publishing, he edited 'Ramana, Shankara and the Forty Verses', versified 'The Essential Gnostic Gospels' and compiled an anthology, 'The Wisdom of Ramesh Balsekar'. XLibris have published a volume of his own poetry, 'Myrobalan of The Magi', and a history of London from a spiritual perspective, 'Mysterious London'. He has recently completed an anthology, 'The Wisdom of the Native American Indians', 'Plato's Republic: An Abridgemnent and Modernisation' and 'When Jesus Lived In India', all for Watkins Publishing.

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Synopsis:

In 1945 several secret gospels, hidden since the first century, were discovered in the Egyptian Desert at Nag Hammadi. They caused a sensation in the religious world as they revealed the mysteries of Gnostic Christianity. The gospels selected for this volume reveal intimate conversations between Jesus and his disciples and shed new light on his relationship with Mary Magdalene. The Gospel of Thomas, also included, consists of symbolic mini-parables, many of which are not in the New Testament. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842931219
Subtitle:
Including the Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
Publisher:
Watkins Publishing
Introduction by:
Nersessian, Vrej
Introduction:
Nersessian, Vrej
Editor:
Watkins
Editor:
Jacobs, Alan
Author:
Jacobs, Alan
Author:
Watkins
Subject:
Bible - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gnosticism
Subject:
Religion Western-Gnosticism
Subject:
BG-COOKBKS - BG - COOKBOOKS
Subject:
Church History
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Sacred Wisdom
Publication Date:
20060901
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in 2-color
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
6 x 4.13 in

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Religion » Christianity » Apocrypha
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
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In 1945 several secret gospels, hidden since the first century, were discovered in the Egyptian Desert at Nag Hammadi. They caused a sensation in the religious world as they revealed the mysteries of Gnostic Christianity. The gospels selected for this volume reveal intimate conversations between Jesus and his disciples and shed new light on his relationship with Mary Magdalene. The Gospel of Thomas, also included, consists of symbolic mini-parables, many of which are not in the New Testament. 
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