The Gnostic Gospels

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 19, 1989 - Religion - 224 pages
A provocative study of the gnostic gospels and the world of early Christianity as revealed through the Nag Hammadi texts.
 

Contents

God the FatherGod the Mother
48
The Passion of Christ
70
Whose Church Is the True Church?
102
SelfKnowledge as Knowledge of God
119
Conclusion
142
Index
175
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About the author (1989)

Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is the author of several books, including Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity, the New York Times bestseller Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, and The Gnostic Gospels, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award. Professor Pagels lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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