The Nag Hammadi Scriptures

This volume also features introductory essays and extensive notes to help readers understand the context and significance of these texts that have revolutionized the study of early Christianity and ancient religious thought.

Author: Marvin W. Meyer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062046369

Category: Religion

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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.

The Nag Hammadi Library in English

This new edition is the result of ten years of additional research, and editorial and critical work. Every translation has been changed or added to; many have been thoroughly revised.

Author: James James McConkey Robinson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004088566

Category: Religion

Page: 549

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First published in 1978, "The Nag Hammadi Library" was widely acclaimed by critics and scholars alike. Containing many of the writings of the Gnostics since the time of Christ, this was the work that launched modern Gnostic studies and exposed a movement whose teachings are in may ways as relevant today as they were sixteen centuries ago. Although some of the texts had appeared in other translations, the 1978 edition was the first and only translation of these ancient and fascinating manuscripts to appear in one volume. This new edition is the result of ten years of additional research, and editorial and critical work. Every translation has been changed or added to; many have been thoroughly revised. Unearthed in 1945 near the town of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt, the texts literally begin where the Dead Sea Scrolls end. Their discovery is seen as equally significant, bringing to light a long-hidden well of new information, sources, and insights into early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Each text is accompanied by a new and expanded introduction. Also included are a revised general introduction and an afterword discussing the modern relevance of Gnosticism, from Voltaire and Blake through Melville and Yeats to Jack Kerouac and science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. The translations and introductions to the Nag Hammadi texts are by members of the Coptic Gnostic Library Project, which includes such scholars as Helmut Koester, George McRae, and Elaine Pagels.

The Nag Hammadi Library in English

That this collection has resurfaced at this historical juncture is more than likely no coincidence. --P. Randall Cohan --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Author: James McConkey Robinson

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: 9780060669331

Category: Gnosticism

Page: 493

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The Nag Hammadi Library in English

Acclaimed by scholars and general readers alike, The Nag Hammadi Library is a work of major importance to everyone interested in the evolution of Christianity, the Bible, archaeology, and the story of Western civilization.

Author: James M. Robinson

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780060669355

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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This revised, expanded, and updated edition of The Nag Hammadi Library is the only complete, one-volume, modern language version of the renowned library of fourth-century manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945. First published in 1978, The Nag Hammadi Library launched modern Gnostic studies and exposed a movement whose teachings are in many ways as relevant today as they were sixteen centuries ago. James M. Robinson's updated introduction reflects ten years of additional research and editorial and critical work. An afterword by Richard Smith discusses the modern relevance of Gnosticism and its influence on such writers as Voltaire, Blake, Melville, Yeats, Kerouac, and Philip K. Dick. Acclaimed by scholars and general readers alike, The Nag Hammadi Library is a work of major importance to everyone interested in the evolution of Christianity, the Bible, archaeology, and the story of Western civilization.

Mystery and Secrecy in the Nag Hammadi Collection and Other Ancient Literature Ideas and Practices

Drawing on a wide array of sources, this anthology sets out to analyze the concepts of mystery and secrecy that occur in the ritual and rhetoric of antique Mediterranean religion, with an emphasis on Gnosticism, Christianity, and Paganism.

Author: Christian H. Bull

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004212078

Category: Religion

Page: 540

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Drawing on a wide array of sources, this anthology sets out to analyze the concepts of mystery and secrecy that occur in the ritual and rhetoric of antique Mediterranean religion, with an emphasis on Gnosticism, Christianity, and Paganism.

The Nag Hammadi Library in English

Năshid Bisādah had one , and entrusted it to a gold merchant of Nag Hammadi to
sell in Cairo , whereupon they divided the profit . A grain merchant ... Today the
Nag Hammadi library is back together again , conserved in the Coptic Museum .

Author: Marvin W. Meyer

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004054349

Category: Apokrifi - Nag Hammadi

Page: 494

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Essential Gnostic Scriptures

The twenty-one texts included here serve as a compact introduction to Gnosticism and its principal ideas—and they also provide an entrée to the pleasures of gnostic literature in general, representing, as they do, the greatest ...

Author: Willis Barnstone

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822153

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The people we’ve come to call gnostics were passionate advocates of the view that salvation comes through knowledge and personal experience, and their passion shines through in the remarkable body of writings they produced over a period of more than a millennium and a half. Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer have created a translation that brings the gnostic voices to us from across the centuries with remarkable power and beauty—beginning with texts from the earliest years of Christianity—including material from the Nag Hammadi library—and continuing all the way up to expressions of gnostic wisdom found within Islam and in the Cathar movement of the Middle Ages. The twenty-one texts included here serve as a compact introduction to Gnosticism and its principal ideas—and they also provide an entrée to the pleasures of gnostic literature in general, representing, as they do, the greatest masterpieces of that tradition.

The Nag Hammadi Library after Fifty Years

the single volume English translation of the entire Library ( The Nag Hammadi
Library in English was presented at the 1977 SBL Annual Meeting ) ; the latter
has appeared in three editions , with over 100,000 copies sold . It was also
during ...

Author: Turner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004439749

Category: Religion

Page: 552

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This volume contains 22 papers from the Society of Biblical Literature's 1995 commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library, with special focus on the Apocryphon of John, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel of Philip.

The Gnostic Bible

Scholarly studies: Karen L. King, Revelation of the Unknowable God; Bentley
Layton, The Gnostic Scriptures, 141–48. 10. ... English translation: John H. Sieber
, “Zostrianos,” in James M. Robinson, ed., The Nag Hammadi Library in English.

Author: Willis Barnstone

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834824140

Category: Religion

Page: 896

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Gnosticism was a wide-ranging religious movement of the first millennium CE—with earlier antecedents and later flourishings—whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. For example, some gnostic texts suggest that god should be celebrated as both mother and father, and that self-knowledge is the supreme path to the divine. Only in the past fifty years has it become clear how far the gnostic influence spread in ancient and medieval religions—and what a marvelous body of scriptures it produced. The selections gathered here, in poetic, readable translation, represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar expressions of gnostic spirituality. Their regions of origin include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. Also included are introductions, notes, an extensive glossary, and a wealth of suggestions for further reading.

The Gospels of Mary

Mary Magdalene, Jesus's Closest Disciple Marvin Meyer, one of the foremost scholars of the Gnostic Gospels: translates and introduces the Gnostic and New Testament texts that together reveal the story and importance of Mary Magdalene ...

Author: Marvin W. Meyer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061965952

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Mary Magdalene, Jesus's Closest Disciple Marvin Meyer, one of the foremost scholars of the Gnostic Gospels: translates and introduces the Gnostic and New Testament texts that together reveal the story and importance of Mary Magdalene includes new translations of the Gospels of Mary, Thomas, Philip, and related texts about Mary Magdalene discloses, with Esther A. De Boer, the long-suppressed story of Mary's vital role in the life of Jesus and in the formative period after his crucifixion presents as authentically as possible the real Mary Magdalene

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible

PREFACE Since the publication of The Nag Hammadi Library in English ( James
M. Robinson , ed .; Leiden : Brill ; San ... of the parallels between the Nag
Hammadi writings and the writings that make up the Hebrew and Christian
Scriptures .

Author: Craig Alan Evans

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004099029

Category: Religion

Page: 551

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This important tool will greatly facilitate research into the relationship of biblical texts and the materials that make up Gnosticism. To date no exhaustive Scripture index to Nag Hammadi has been prepared. One of the significant features of this volume is that it fills this lacuna.

Nag Hammadi Bibliography

INTRODUCTION This volume is a continuation of Nag Hammadi Bibliography
1970– 1994 (Nag Hammadi and ... attention to two important works: Marvin
Meyer, The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The International Edition (New York:
HarperOne, ...

Author: David M. Scholer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004172408

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This is the third volume of the immensely useful "Nag Hammadi Bibliography," the first volume of which covered 1948a "1969 and was the first publication in the Nag Hammadi Studies series. The second volume covered 1970a "1994. This third volume provides a complete integration of Supplements II/1a "II/8 to the Bibliography as published in "Novum Testamentum" 1998a "2008, with additions and corrections. This latest update contains 3,063 entries, with the set of three volumes containing 11,580 entries. Nag Hammadi and Gnostic studies continue to be of critical importance for the study of ancient religions in the Graeco-Roman world and for the study of the world of early Christianity, and the present bibliography provides an indispensable reference tool for work in these fields.


Religion and Transhumanism The Unknown Future of Human Enhancement

In The New International Edition: The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by James
M. Robinson and Marvin Meyer. San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins, 2008. “
Apocalypse of Peter.” In The New International Edition: The Nag Hammadi
Scriptures, ...

Author: Calvin Mercer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833265

Category: Religion

Page: 452

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Should technology be used to improve human faculties such as cognition and longevity? This thought-provoking dialogue between "transhumanism" and religion examines enhancement technologies that could radically alter the human species. • Introduces some of the hardest and most pressing issues that will determine the future of the human race • Examines current scholarly questions and thoughts about transhumanism • Asks new questions relative to the intersection of human enhancement and religion • Explores what it means to be human in a technologically changing world

The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture

The Nag Hammadi library is itself no monolith, but contains a wide variety of
literature of mixed provenance. Translations and brief introductions can be found
in James M. Robinson, ed. The Nag Hammadi Library in English, and (together
with ...

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199746281

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Victors not only write history: they also reproduce the texts. Bart Ehrman explores the close relationship between the social history of early Christianity and the textual tradition of the emerging New Testament, examining how early struggles between Christian "heresy" and "orthodoxy" affected the transmission of the documents over which many of the debates were waged. He makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of the social and intellectual history of early Christianity and raises intriguing questions about the relationship of readers to their texts, especially in an age when scribes could transform the documents they reproduced. This edition includes a new afterword surveying research in biblical interpretation over the past twenty years.

Know the Heretics

“The Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit,” in The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, ed.
Marvin Meyer (New York: HarperCollins, 2007), 254. 5. “On the Origin of the
World,” in Meyer, Nag Hammadi Scriptures, 206. 6. Ibid. 7. “The Nature of the
Rulers ...

Author: Justin S. Holcomb

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 0310515084

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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There is a lot of talk about heresy these days. The frequency and volume of accusations suggest that some Christians have lost a sense of the gravity of the word. On the other hand, many believers have little to no familiarity with orthodox doctrine or the historic distortions of it. What’s needed is a strong dose of humility and restraint, and also a clear and informed definition of orthodoxy and heresy. Know the Heretics provides an accessible “travel guide” to the most significant heresies throughout Christian history. As a part of the KNOW series, it is designed for personal study or classroom use, but also for small groups and Sunday schools wanting to more deeply understand the foundations of the faith. Each chapter covers a key statement of faith and includes a discussion of its historical context; a simple explanation of the unorthodox teaching, the orthodox response and a key defender; reflections of contemporary relevance; and discussion questions.

The Apocryphal Gospels

The Coptic Gnostic Library . A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices I –
V , Leiden 2000 ; G . Lüdemann and M . Janssen , Bibel der Häretiker ; K .
Dietzfelbinger , Apokryphe Evangelien ; W . Rebell , Neutestamentliche
Apokryphen ...

Author: Hans-Josef Klauck

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567089182

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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In this book Hans-Josef Klauck provides a comprehensive introduction to the apocryphal gospels - the biblical and related writings which do not form part of the accepted canon of Scripture.Klauck classifies the material in various helpful ways: Agrapha (isolated sayings if Jesus), Fragments, Jewish Christian Gospels, Two Gospels of the Egyptians, Infancy Gospels, Gospels about Jesus' Death and Resurrection, Gospels from Nag Hammadi, Conversations with the Risen Jesus, Dialogues of Jesus with No Location, Legends about the Death of Mary, Lost Gospels, the Toledot Jeshu (an anti-gospel) . Each section is accompanied by a carefully related bibliography. This highly readable introduction takes account of all the latest international scholarship on the apocrypha and will be an invaluable resource for all scholars and students in the field.

The Lost Gospel

The Nag Hammadi library consists of thirteen codices, all written in the Coptic
language. A codex—a manuscript volume that is a bound book, as opposed to a
scroll—is usually a copy of scriptures or a classic text. Early Christians adopted ...

Author: Herbert Krosney

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426200803

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Judas Iscariot. He’s been hated and reviled through the ages as Jesus Christ’s betrayer– the close friend who sells him out for 30 pieces of silver. But history also records other information about Judas Iscariot. One such reference was written in 180 by an influential Church Father named St. Irenaeus who railed against the Gospel of Judas for depicting the last days of Jesus from the perspective of the disgraced apostle. In its pages, Judas is Christ’s favorite. It’s a startlingly different story than the one handed down through the ages. Once it was denounced as heresy, the Gospel of Judas faded from sight. It became one of history’s forgotten manuscripts. Until now. In this compelling and exhaustively researched account, Herbert Krosney unravels how the Gospel of Judas was found and its meaning painstakingly teased from the ancient Coptic script that had hid its message for centuries. With all the skills of an investigative journalist and master storyteller, Krosney traces the forgotten gospel’s improbable journey across three continents, a trek that would take it through the netherworld of the international antiquities trade, until the crumbling papyrus is finally made to give up its secrets. The race to discover the Gospel of Judas will go down as one of the great detective stories of biblical archaeology.

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls Scripture and the scrolls

The texts of the so- called Nag Hammadi library, however, are mainly
considerably younger. Even if we assume that some parts of the texts were
written as early as the first century, the main parts came into being in the second
century or later.

Author: James H. Charlesworth

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 1932792198

Category: Religion

Page: 319

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These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.--Michael E. Stone, Gail Levin de Nur Professor of Comparative Religion, Professor of Armenian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem