By Marvin W. Meyer
For all these readers curious to learn the particular texts of the Gnostic Gospels, this is the definitive number of all of the Gnostic Gospels and Gospel–like texts.
o Marvin Meyer, most appropriate pupil of Gnostic and different Christian literature outdoors the hot testomony, offers each Gnostic Gospel and Jesus textual content with an excellent total creation, introductions to every textual content, and notes that designate every little thing the reader must be aware of to appreciate the textual content. He contains his most up-to-date translations of not just the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, the Gospel of Mary, yet different texts reminiscent of the key publication of John, which a few students regard because the moment a part of the hot testomony Gospel of John. the cloth is essentially from the invention at Nag Hammadi, freshly translated and brought, but additionally comprises texts chanced on in other places. The texts, specifically taken jointly, current a picture of Jesus because the final knowledge instructor, one of those mysterious Jewish Zen grasp, who scandalized listeners through his radical egalitarianism (regarding ladies, slaves, the terrible, the marginalized as of equivalent prestige, or extra, with institution male believers) and his insistence on residing the message, non secular adventure, vs. outer observance basically.
o For these eager to research extra after studying The Da Vinci Code. This publication presents the definitive subsequent ebook for these trying to find professional presentation of the choice Gnostic circulate of Christianity, within which there isn't any speak of crucifixion and Mary Magdalene is gifted because the disciple that Jesus enjoyed top. "Marv is likely one of the unique mystery gospels students who has performed an incredible volume of labor to deliver those texts to gentle. All of his study at the Nag Hammadi texts is having a tremendous influence on our wisdom of early Christian history––it is almost redefining it." ––Dr. Elaine Pagels, Princeton collage