The gnostic gospels

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Vintage Books, 1989 - Religion - 182 pages
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The controversy over Christ's resurrection: historical event or symbol? -- "One God, one bishop": the politics of monotheism. -- God the father/God the mother. -- The passion of Christ and the persecution of Christians. -- Whose church is the "true church"? -- Gnosis: self-knowledge as knowledge of God.

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It's researched and well thought out. - Overstock.com
Fuel for arguments about relativism. - Goodreads
Still, a decent introduction to the gnostic beliefs. - Goodreads

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I read this book when it was released and then my appreciation of Christianity was changed in ways I didn't understand. Reading the book again decades later, I understand why these lost books of the ... Read full review

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Concise and informative "need to know" information, especially good for a first dip into Gnosticism and dualist Christianity and Judaism. Read full review

Contents

The Controversy over Christs Resurrection Historical Event or Symbol?
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One God One Bishop The Politics of Monotheism
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God the FatherGod the Mother
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About the author (1989)

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. She is the author of "Adam, Eve, and the Serpent"; "The Origin of Satan"; and "The Gnostic Gospel"s, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award. She is currently the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Pagels lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband and children.

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