Gnostic Writings on the Soul: Annotated & Explained

Gnostic Writings on the Soul: Annotated & Explained

by Andrew Phillip Smith
     
 

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Ancient Gnostic texts—presented here in all-new translations and with insightful commentary—hold important clues to the development of the soul as a concept and reveal inspiring ways your own soul can remember and return to its unique, divine purpose.See more details below

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Ancient Gnostic texts—presented here in all-new translations and with insightful commentary—hold important clues to the development of the soul as a concept and reveal inspiring ways your own soul can remember and return to its unique, divine purpose.

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"A fascinating guide to new and different ways of thinking. Smith's presentation of authentic Gnostic texts [conveys] a good understanding of Gnostic conceptions of the soul."
Stevan Davies, author of The Gospel of Thomas: Annotated & Explained

“One of the clearest and most accessible entry-points to the wisdom of the ancient Gnostics that I have ever seen.”
Richard Smoley, author of Forbidden Faith: The Gnostic Legacy from the Gospels to The Da Vinci Code

“Takes us beyond the limiting literalism of much of contemporary theology. Smith opens a door for us....”
Ron Miller, chair, religion department, Lake Forest College, and author of The Gospel of Thomas: A Guidebook for Spiritual Practice

“Artful and erudite ... brings these allegories into three-dimensional relief, making them more memorable, accessible, and significant.”
Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz, author of Does the Soul Survive? A Jewish Journey to Belief in Afterlife, Past Lives & Living with Purpose

“Smith’s fine introduction and notes [reveal how] Gnosticism helped transform Western ideas about the soul.... Reveals part of our common spiritual heritage.”
Tamar Frankiel, PhD, author of Kabbalah: A Brief Introduction for Christians

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594733796
Publisher:
Longhill Partners
Publication date:
08/18/2011
Series:
SkyLight Illuminations
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
991,715
File size:
2 MB

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