The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume

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Harper Collins, Sep 14, 2010 - Religion - 864 pages
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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945, which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance. It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, as well as other Gnostic gospels and sacred texts. This volume also includes introductory essays, notes, tables, glossary, index, etc. to help the reader understand the context and contemporary significance of these texts which have shed new light on early Christianity and ancient thought. The compilation of ancient manuscripts that constitute The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.

 

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A lovely, complete edition of the Gnostic Christian scriptures. Could do with a bit more editorial comment in places, but otherwise very good. Read full review

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A good contemporary translation of the Nag Hammadi Library by a younger generation of scholars. Where the older translation [Nag Hammadi Library in English] tracks every burble in the original ... Read full review

Contents

The Prayer of the Apostle Paul
15
The Secret Book of James
19
The Gospel of Truth
31
The Treatise on Resurrection
49
The Tripartite Tractate
57
The Secret Book of John
103
The Gospel of Thomas with the Greek Gospel of Thomas
133
The Gospel of Philip
157
The Revelation of Peter
487
The Teachings of Silvanus
499
The Three Steles of Seth
523
Zostrianos
537
The Letter of Peterto Philip
585
Melchizedek
595
The Thought of Norea
607
The Testimony of Truth
613

The Nature of the Rulers
187
On the Origin of the World
199
Exegesis on the Soul
223
The Book of Thomas
235
The Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit
247
Eugnostos the Blessed
271
The Wisdom of Jesus Christ
283
The Dialogue of the Savior
297
The Revelation of Paul
313
The First Revelation of James
321
The Second Revelation of James
331
The Revelation of Adam
343
The Acts of Peterand the Twelve Apostles
357
Thunder
367
Authoritative Discourse
379
The Concept of Our Great Power
391
Excerpt from Platos Republic
403
The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth
409
The Prayer of Thanksgiving
419
Excerpt from the Perfect Discourse
425
The Paraphrase of Shem
437
The Second Discourse of Great Seth
473
Marsanes
629
The Interpretation of Knowledge
651
Valentinian Exposition with Valentinian Liturgical Readings
663
Allogenes the Stranger
679
Hypsiphrone
701
The Sentences of Sextus
705
Three Forms of First Thought
715
The Gospel of Mary with the Greek Gospel of Mary
737
The Act of Peter
749
The Gospel of Judas
755
The Book of Allogenes
771
Schools of Thought in the Nag Hammadi Scriptures
777
Thomas Christianity
779
The Sethian School of Gnostic Thought
784
The Valentinian School of Gnostic Thought
790
Hermetic Religion
795
Table of Tractates in the Nag Hammadi Library the Berlin Gnostic Codex and Codex Tchacos
799
Bibliography
803
acknowledgments
827
Index of proper names
829
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About the author (2010)

Marvin Meyer is one of the foremost scholars on early Christianity and texts about Jesus outside the New Testament. He is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. Among his recent books are The Gospel of Judas, The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus, The Gospels of Mary, The Gospel of Thomas, and The Nag Hammadi Scriptures.

James M. Robinson, consultant for this collection, is widely known for his groundbreaking contribution as the permanent secretary of UNESCO's International Committee for the Nag Hammadi codices, and his many published works on Gnostic texts and the Sayings Gospel Q.

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