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. - Overstock.com
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

Contents

God the FatherGod the Mother
57
The Passion of Christ
84
Whose Church Is the True Church?
123
Copyright

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About the author (1981)

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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