Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism

Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism

by Richard Smoley
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Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism by Richard Smoley

The success of books such as Elaine Pagels's Gnostic Gospels and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code proves beyond a doubt that there is a tremendous thirst today for finding the hidden truths of Christianity – truths that may have been lost or buried by institutional religion over the last two millennia.

In Forbidden Faith, Richard Smoley narrates a popular history of one such truth, the ancient esoteric religion of gnosticism, which flourished between the first and fourth centuries A.D., but whose legacy remains even today, having survived secretly throughout the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061986888
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/17/2009
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 688,997
File size: 793 KB

About the Author

Richard Smoley was educated at Harvard and Oxford universities and was the editor of Gnosis, the award-winning journal of Western spiritual traditions. He is the co-author (with Jay Kinney) of Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions, and is the author of Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition and The Essential Nostradamus.

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Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
johnhunter1 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book on Gnostic views, which were deemed heretical by the early Church.
Nsp88 More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading about Gnosticism and the author Smoley does an excellent job in describing some of Gnosticism and also its hidden or glossed over affects on modern faiths.