The Gnostic Gospels

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Vintage Books, 1989 - Religion - 182 pages
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A provocative study of the gnostic gospels and the world of early Christianity as revealed through the Nag Hammadi texts.

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I read Pagels' Gnostic Gospels immediately after I had finished Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew by Bart Ehrmman. Where the Gnostic Gospels and Lost ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship best known for her studies and writing on the Gnostic Gospels. Pagels graduated from Stanford University receiving a B.A. in 1964 and an M.A. in 1965. She received a Ph.D in religion from Harvard University in 1970. She is the author of The Gnostic Gospels (1979), which won the National Book Award (Religion 1980) and the National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism 1979). Pagels is also the author of Adam, Eve and the Serpent (1988), The Origin of Satan (1995), Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas (2003), Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity (2007), and Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation (2012).

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