The Gnostic Scriptures: A New Translation with Annotations and Introductions

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Bentley Layton
Doubleday, 1987 - Religion - 526 pages
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This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provides a crucial look at the theology, religious atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism.
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Bentley Layton's translation of gnostic scriptures provides a great supplement to Robinson's Nag Hammadi Library. He presents one of the best and most concise general introductions to the extremely ... Read full review

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Contents

Historical Introduction
5
The Secret Book According to John
23
The Revelation of Adam
52
The Reality of the Rulers
65
The ThunderPerfect Intellect
77
First Thought in Three Forms
86
The Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit
101
Zostrianos excerpts
121
Valentinuss Myth according to St Irenaeus
223
Fragments of Lost Works
229
Summer Harvest
246
Historical Introduction
267
Ptolemys Version of the Gnostic Myth
276
A Prayer of Paul the Apostle
303
Treatise on Resurrection Epistle to Rheginus
316
The Gospel According to Philip
325

The Foreigner excerpts
141
The Three Tablets of Seth
149
Satorninos according to St Irenaeus
159
Other Gnostic Teachings according to St Irenaeus
170
The Gnostics according to Porphyry
182
The Archontics according to St Epiphanius
191
The Gnostics according to St Epiphanius
199
Historical Introduction
217
Historical Introduction
359
The Hymn of the Pearl or The Hymn of Jude Thomas
366
The Gospel According to Thomas
376
The Contender Writing to the Perfect
400
Historical Introduction
413
Historical Introduction
447
That the Greatest Human Evil
460
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