The Everything Gnostic Gospels Book: A Complete Guide to the Secret Gospels

The Everything Gnostic Gospels Book: A Complete Guide to the Secret Gospels

by Meera Lester
     
 

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The books of the Bible are not the only ancient writings to tell the stories of Jesus and his followers - other Gnostic texts have also been found as well. The Everything Gnostic Gospels Book provides an overview of Gnosticism and the historical figures who are believed to be the authors: Thomas, James, Mary Magdalene, and others. This accessible guide

Overview

The books of the Bible are not the only ancient writings to tell the stories of Jesus and his followers - other Gnostic texts have also been found as well. The Everything Gnostic Gospels Book provides an overview of Gnosticism and the historical figures who are believed to be the authors: Thomas, James, Mary Magdalene, and others. This accessible guide explores the following questions:

  • What do Gnostics believe?
  • Who were the authors of the Gnostic Gospels?
  • How are the Bible scriptures and Gnostic Gospels different? How are they the same?
  • How were "official" Christian texts chosen?
Learn about the different versions of Christianity that battled for supremacy in the first centuries after the death of Jesus. This entertaining and educational book describes each of the Gnostic Gospels, providing insight into the turbulent times of early Christianity as well as the renewed contemporary interest in these mysterious writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605502847
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
02/12/2007
Series:
Everything®
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
694,996
File size:
448 KB

Meet the Author

Meera Lester, an internationally published author, converted to Catholicism when she was a teenager. She is the author of six books, most recently The Everything Mary Magdalene Book and Mary Magdalene: The Modern Guide to the Bible's Most Mysterious and Misunderstood Woman. Meera lives in San Jose, CA.

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