The Everything Gnostic Gospels Book [NOOK Book]

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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. Many of these Gnostic writings, believed to be written in the first century a.d. and suppressed by the official church for hundreds of years, were found in Egypt in the 1940s. These controversial readings show a Jesus who is dramatically different from contemporary Christians' view and provide the basis for Gnosticism, an ...
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The Everything Gnostic Gospels Book

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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. Many of these Gnostic writings, believed to be written in the first century a.d. and suppressed by the official church for hundreds of years, were found in Egypt in the 1940s. These controversial readings show a Jesus who is dramatically different from contemporary Christians' view and provide the basis for Gnosticism, an alternative version of Christianity that has been branded as heretical.

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605502847
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 2/12/2007
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 653,602
  • File size: 529 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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