The Gnostic Gospels

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Vintage Books, 1981 - Gnostic literature - 214 pages
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The author uses the 1945 Nag Hammadi library find to examine the historical significance of the orthodox Catholic church's success as compared to the gnostics whose view of God failed to survive. Read full review

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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

This must have been a very difficult book to write: I know that it was a hard one to read. The twenty-first century is hard enough on any established religion, without doubt being cast from within: on ... 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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