The Gnostic Gospels
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The Gnostic Gospels

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by Elaine Pagels
     
 

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

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

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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679724537
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1989
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
82,242
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet 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 National Book Award. She is currently the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Pagels lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband and children.

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