The Nag Hammadi Scriptures

The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume

Author: Marvin W. Meyer,James M. Robinson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062046369

Category: Religion

Page: 864

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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

Author: James James McConkey Robinson,Richard Smith,Coptic Gnostic Library Project

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 Gnostic Discoveries

The Impact of the Nag Hammadi Library

Author: Marvin W. Meyer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061963402

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The Meaning of the Nag Hammadi, now in paperback opens the with the thrilling adventure story of the discovery of the ancient Papyrii at Nag Hammadi. Muhammad Ali, the fellahin, discovered the sealed jar, he feared that it might contain a jinni, or spirit, but also had heard of hidden treasures in such jars. Greed overcame his fears and when he smashed open the jar, gold seemed to float into the air. To his disappointment, it was papyrus fragmenst, not gold, but for scholars around the world, it was invaluable. Meyer then discusses the pre–Christian forms of wisdom that went onto influence what Christians believe today. In addition, some Nag Hammadi texts are attributed to Valentinus, a man who almost became Pope, and whose rejection changed the church in significant ways. Text by text, Meyer traces the history and impact of this great find on the Church, right up to our current beliefs and popular cultural fascination with this officially suppressed secret knowledge about Jesus and his followers.

Jesus und die Suche nach dem ursprünglichen Evangelium

Author: James McConkey Robinson

Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783525573075

Category: Religion

Page: 229

View: 9514

Das Evangelium Jesu - eine ungewöhnliche Suche Robinson wirft einen kritischen Blick auf unser traditionelles europäisches Bild von Jesus und seinem Evangelium. Er begibt sich auf eine ungewöhnliche Suche nach der authentischen Botschaft Jesu. Das wahre Evangelium Jesu ist nach dem Ansatz von Robinson in unserer biblischen Tradition, den Evangelien, nichtkanonischen Schriften und der mündlichen Tradition nur verborgen enthalten und muss entdeckt werden. Robinson begibt sich auf die Suche nach dem, was Jesus selbst in Galiläa gepredigt hat. Jesus sprach vom "Königreich Gottes", um seinem Verständnis vom Zusammenleben der Menschen Ausdruck zu geben. Er stellte sich damit in bewussten Gegensatz zu anderen politischen und sozialen Systemen und zu dem individuellen Streben nach Anerkennung und Macht. In seinem Buch ruft Robinson zentrale Punkte des Entstehungsweges unserer Bibel in Erinnerung: Die Verschriftlichung der Botschaft wird frühestens ein halbes Jahrhundert nach Jesu Tod greifbar. Neben den kanonisch gewordenen Texten gibt es eine Reihe weiterer Schriften, die von der Botschaft Jesu berichten. Robinson wirft einen kritischen Blick auf das Bild, das wir in Europa traditionell von Jesus und seinem Evangelium haben. In ungewöhnlicher Denkweise heftet sich Robinson dem Menschen Jesus und der Jüngerschaft an die Fersen und durchleuchtet die Entstehung und Ausbreitung der Evangelien und der Kirche. Inhalt Beiträger

Die Taten des Petrus

Author: Bernhard Lang

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647534633

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

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Der frühchristliche Roman aus der römischen Kaiserzeit entwirft eindrucksvolle Szenen, in denen sich der Apostel Petrus mit einem verwegenen Gegner auseinandersetzt. Der Gegner, Simon der Magier, gibt vor, wie Petrus Wunder wirken zu können, und hat bereits viele Christen abspenstig gemacht. In Rom treten die beiden in einem öffentlichen Wettstreit gegeneinander an. Petrus kann die größeren Wunder wirken und so über seinen Gegner siegen; dadurch gewinnt er die zu dem Zauberer übergelaufene Gemeinde wieder für Christus. Doch als Petrus römische Frauen zur Keuschheit auch in der Ehe anstiftet, regen sich Gegenkräfte – und Petrus landet am Kreuz. Bernhard Lang erläutert den Roman und hat ihn erstmals allgemeinverständlich übersetzt.

The Nag Hammadi Library in English

Revised Edition

Author: James M. Robinson

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780060669355

Category: Religion

Page: 576

View: 3886

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.

Evangelium der Maria Magdalena

die spirituellen Geheimnisse der Gefährtin Jesu

Author: Jean-Yves Leloup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453700925

Category:

Page: 239

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Fragmente Eines Verschollenen Glaubens

Author: G. R. S. Mead

Publisher: Sarastro Gmbh

ISBN: 9783864710803

Category:

Page: 546

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Skizzen ber die Gnostiker, Nachdruck des Originals von 1902.

A Story of the Soul’s Journey in the Nag Hammadi Library

A Study of Authentikos Logos (NHC VI,3)

Author: Ulla Tervahauta

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647540366

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Authentikos Logos (NHC VI,3), also known as Authoritative Teaching,is a little studied story of a soul’s descent and ascent in the Nag Hammadi library. With her book Ulla Tervahauta fills a gap in the scholarship and provide the first monograph-length study that has this writingas its primary focus. The aim is to find a place and context for Authentikos Logos within early Christianity, but Tervahauta also adds new insight into the scholarship of the Nag Hammadi Library and study of early Christianity. Contrary to the usual discussion of the Nag Hammadi writings from the viewpoint of Gnostic studies, she argues that Authentikos Logos is best approached from the context of Christian traditions of late ancient Egypt between the third and the fifth centuries.Tervahauta discusses the story of the soul’s journey in light of various Christian and Platonic writings. Also, she analyses the relationship of Authentikos Logos with the Valentinian Wisdom myth and suggests that no firm evidence connects the writing closely with Valentinian traditions. And although a Platonic mind-set can be assumed, the writing combines motifs in a unique manner. For example, the four epithets used in the writing – the “invisible soul”, the “pneumatic soul”, the “material soul”, and the “rational soul” – are not found thus combined elsewhere. Discussion of matter (hyle) is connected with Christian scriptural allusions and the focus is on ethics and the evilness of matter. The body, on the other hand, is the soul’s place of contest and progress. The Pauline term “pneumatic body” (1 Cor 15:44) is used allusively and from a Platonic perspective. With this book Ulla Tervahauta makes an important contribution to the study of early Christianity in late ancient Egypt by discussing a writing thatshows knowledge and creative combination of literary traditions that circulated in late ancient Egypt.

Der Kölner Mani-Kodex

Über das Werden seines Leibes

Author: Ludwig (Hrsg.) Koenen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322986241

Category: Religion

Page: 122

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The Gnostic Bible

Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Willis Barnstone,Marvin Meyer

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834824140

Category: Religion

Page: 896

View: 2843

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.

Essential Gnostic Scriptures

Author: Willis Barnstone,Marvin Meyer

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309251

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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An introduction to gnosticism offers selections from twenty-one texts from the masterpiecces of the tradition.

Das Thomasevangelium

Originaltext mit Kommentar

Author: Uwe-Karsten Plisch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783438051288

Category: Evangelium Thomae

Page: 299

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Das apokryphe Thomasevangelium zählt zu den wichtigsten Schriften der ersten Christen. Das faszinierende Buch des ausgewiesenen Experten Uwe-Karsten Plisch vereint die griechischen und koptischen Originaltexte mit deutscher Übersetzung und ausführlichem Kommentar in einem Band