The Gnostic Gospels

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Vintage Books, 1981 - Gnosticism - 214 pages
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A good, if narrow, introduction. - Goodreads
Fuel for arguments about relativism. - Goodreads
Elaine Pagels is a technically great writer. - Goodreads
It's researched and well thought out. -
This is one finely-crafted piece of scholarship. - Goodreads
Still, a decent introduction to the gnostic beliefs. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

Not surprising, a couple hundred years after the death of Christ there were different interpretations on what his life meant and what his essential message was. Christianity was becoming a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stenwjohnson - Goodreads

Elaine Pagels' “The Gnostic Gospels” is a rare academic work on religion to enjoy a large audience. In her analysis of alternate gospels condemned as heresy in early Christianity (ie before ... Read full review


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Elaine Pagels earned a B.A. in history and an M.A. in classical studies at Stanford, and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University

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