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The Essential Gnostic Gospels: Including the Gospel of Judas, the Gospel of Thomas & the Gospel of Mary download ebook

by Vrej N. Nersessian,Alan Jacobs

The Essential Gnostic Gospels: Including the Gospel of Judas, the Gospel of Thomas & the Gospel of Mary download ebook
ISBN:
1906787336
ISBN13:
978-1906787332
Author:
Vrej N. Nersessian,Alan Jacobs
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Watkins (August 4, 2009)
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320 pages
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The Essential Gnostic Gospels book.

The Essential Gnostic Gospels book. These authoritative translations present nearly two dozen Gnostic works-including the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and The Gospel of Thomas-in an inspiring collection sure to appeal to modern spiritual seekers. Alan Jacobs brings his unrivalled scholarship to bear on these texts, many of which address perennial questions of good and evil, sin and suffering, and the path to salvation.

The Gospel of Thomas contains concentrated mini-parables. The Gnostic Gospels are not a part of the Constantine Canon nor the King James Version of doctored historical fact. Couples very well with The Essential Gnostic. The Gnostic Gospels are Taboo according to the Mainstream Agenda. The separation of Church and State has been greatly exagerated for both are in the Control Business. The mainstream New Testament is a story primarily written by a Roman Jew, the self-appointed Apostle Paul. Someone that did not even know Jesus.

Any number of Gnostic gospels falls into this category. The Gospel of Judas contains dialogues between Jesus and Judas not found anywhere else.

Any number of Gnostic gospels falls into this category The Gospel of Judas contains dialogues between Jesus and Judas not found anywhere else. It changes the role of Judas from being Christ’s betrayer into a disciple that Jesus entrusted ‘secret instructions’ to, unknown to the other disciples. Jesus instructs Judas to hand him over to the authorities to be put to death, so in essence Judas becomes the hero. This follows the pattern of several other gospels that.

Includes bibliographical references. The materials are presented in their most poetic and best and succeeds.

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The Gospel of Mary Magdalene throws new light on his relationship with this favourite disciple. Nothing at all in this book was inspiring or even made sense to me. The best of the lot was the Gospel of Thomas, and even that did not. The Gospel of Thomas contains concentrated mini-parables, containing deep inward and symbolic meaning, many of which are not found in the New Testament. The texts chosen are relevant to many of the perplexities of contemporary life and deal with the questions of good and evil, sin and suffering and the path to salvation. The Gospel of Thomas contains concentrated mini-parables, containing deep inward and symbolic meaning, many of which are not found in the New Testament

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene throws new light on his relationship with this favourite disciple.

The Gospel of Thomas contains concentrated mini-parables, containing deep inward and . Interesting read if nothing else. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: Pre-owned.

The Gospel of Thomas contains concentrated mini-parables, containing deep inward and symbolic meaning, many of which are not found in the New Testament. Alan Jacobs has made a lifelong study of mysticism and is a regularly published author and poet.

The Gospel of Thomas (also known as the Coptic Gospel of Thomas) is a non-canonical sayings gospel. It was discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in December 1945 among a group of books known as the Nag Hammadi library. Scholars speculate that the works were buried in response to a letter from Bishop Athanasius declaring a strict canon of Christian scripture.

Household Essentials. Alan Jacobs has translated several gnostic texts and presented them here with a brief description of the source of each. In doing so, he has done exactly what others have done in choosing for us what belongs in New Testament - or in books about the gospels.

Gnostics were condemned as heretics by the early Church and many of their writings burned. Today, thanks to books such as The Da Vinci Code, they’re back in the public eye. These authoritative translations present nearly two dozen Gnostic works—including the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and The Gospel of Thomas—in an inspiring collection sure to appeal to modern spiritual seekers.
Reviews:
  • Ishnsius
Good information on life and times when Jesus was on earth. Take this seriously!
  • Early Waffle
Awesome book! Couples very well with The Gnostic Gospels book!
  • Andriodtargeted
Interesting for those who've read the Bible and want to learn more. However, this version does not go into detail on the origin of discovery for each gospel. It could also use references to supporting text.
  • Nikobar
The description of the book says "Alan Jacobs brings his unrivalled scholarship...." This is an anthology of texts (gnostic) transcribed as if they were poems! .... In sum, a collection of difficult texts, poorly transcribed, with a superficial introduction of 11 pages! There is no scholarship; no notes, no explanations, no nothing. Only a bunch of texts that are available over the Internet.
  • Androwyn
Well written and informative. As in all things I keep in mind that this also is a translation.
  • Tinavio
It's a interesting read, but not really as I'd hoped, more just prose and the touted Gospel of Mary is only 2-1/2 to 3 pages although very good too was, in my opinion to short.
  • Mash
I love what he is attempting to do here, but he has little feel for the material. His word choices are often awkward and seem to obscure the meaning at times. Clumsy and poorly chosen. He approaches this material as a poet but the result just doesn't sing.