The Gospel of Philip: Annotated & Explained

The Gospel of Philip: Annotated & Explained

by Andrew Phillip Smith, Stevan Davies

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594734793
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/24/2012
Series: SkyLight Illuminations
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,121,875
File size: 593 KB

About the Author

Andrew Phillip Smith has been investigating early Christianity and Gnosticism for over a decade, sharing the results in presentations and writings. He is the author of The Lost Sayings of Jesus: Teachings from Ancient Christian, Jewish, Gnostic and Islamic Sources—Annotated and Explained, The Gospel of Philip: Annotated and Explained (all SkyLight Paths) and The Gospel of Thomas: A New Version Based on Its Inner Meaning.

Stevan Davies is professor of religious studies at Misericordia University and has studied the non-canonical gospels and acts for over thirty years. Among his books are The Gospel of Thomas: Annotated and Explained, The Secret Book of John: The Gnostic Gospel—Annotated and Explained (both SkyLight Paths) and The Revolt of the Widows: The Social World of the Apocryphal Acts. He has also published books about the canonical Christian scriptures including New Testament Fundamentals and Jesus the Healer: Possession, Trance and the Origins of Christianity. His website ( is a leading Internet resource on the Gospel of Thomas.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Stevan Davies ix
Introduction xiii
A Note on the Translation xxxv

The Gospel of Philip 3

Notes 113
Suggestions for Further Reading 115

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