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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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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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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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

The Controversy over Christs Resurrection Historical Event or Symbol?
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One God One Bishop The Politics of Monotheism
28
God the FatherGod the Mother
48
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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. 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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