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The Gnostic Gospels by [Pagels, Elaine]
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If you must buy one of the many books being pumped out this season to capitalise on the film of the mega-selling book [THE DA VINCI CODE], this is the one to get. (SUNDAY HERALD (7.5.06))

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As discussed in The Da Vinci Code... Long buried and suppressed, the Gnostic Gospels contain the secret writings attributed to the followers of Jesus.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3366 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; New Ed edition (25 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DHHFJSG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
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Great book. Full of incredibly important information if you wish to understand all world religions. Pagels is a great writer with a lightness of touch that prevents a dull dry read so common with such books. You will be captivated.
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Thought provoking read
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good book little signs of wear considering the age of the book
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I have ordered three different editions of this book and the type has always been too small for me to be able to read it. I have enjoyed Pagels' Gospel of Thomas book and I'm frustrated to be unable to read this one.
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Elaine Pagels' excellent book titled "The Gnostic Gospels" is about the works of a Christian Coptic Sect discovered at Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945. Although the Gnostic Gospels were compiled in 140 A.D., scholars say their traditions may be older than the gospels in the New Testament.
It was interesting to read the manuscript with 118 sayings of Christ gathered by St. Thomas known as the Gospel of St. Thomas. Although many of Christ's sayings are already in the New Testament there is one big difference: Jesus emphasizes salvation through self-knowledge and faith. Salvation through self-knowledge and faith makes more sense to me as salvation without self-knowledge would make us vulnerable to manipulation while salvation without faith could lead grandiosity and isolation.
"The Gnostic Gospels" invites the reader to deal with the old controversy-was the Bible divinely inspired or did it evolve at the hands of churchmen with various political, social and religious purposes? Why is the Gospel of St. Thomas not included, what constitutes being "divinely inspired" and is the Bible the only book God has written through humankind?
Solomon Schepps wrote in "The Lost Books of the Bible" that the official Biblical text was completed by two major counsels, in North Africa in Hippo (Augustine Bishopric) in 393, and in Carthage in 397. He said that there had been great difficulty in choosing the Gospels and after much debate, only four were chosen. The Gospel of St. Thomas was rejected as it opened by saying the he who understands the words of Jesus will be saved which is in direct contradiction to the chosen Gospels and Paul's Epistles, which says he who believes will be saved.
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I started reading this book while attempting to write an essay on 'The appeal of Gnosticism' and ended up reading it from cover to cover in about 8 hours. I'm a student and sometimes I feel alienated from my work but this book reminded me of all the questions that interest me.... why we say the apostles creed and why orthodoxy evolved as it has.... how modern churches reflect tendencies that were deemed heretical by the early church ... this book really deals with the theology developed by gnostics and its relation to the mainstream Christianity. Yet it does all this in a thoroughly accessible way, a respectable work that doesn't drown you with references. This is a thoroughly balanced and informative work written in a manner which should entice even the most inexpert non-bookworm to learn more about the 'secret knowledge' gnostic groups claimed to have and how it affected the development of the Christian Church and has continued to do so. I thoroughly recommend it.
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