Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism by Richard SmoleyForbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism by Richard Smoley

Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism

byRichard Smoley

Paperback | May 8, 2007

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The success of books such as Elaine Pagels's Gnostic Gospels and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code proves beyond a doubt that there is a tremendous thirst today for finding the hidden truths of Christianity – truths that may have been lost or buried by institutional religion over the last two millennia.

In Forbidden Faith, Richard Smoley narrates a popular history of one such truth, the ancient esoteric religion of gnosticism, which flourished between the first and fourth centuries A.D., but whose legacy remains even today, having survived secretly throughout the ages.

The success of books such as Elaine Pagels's Gnostic Gospels and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code proves beyond a doubt that there is a tremendous thirst today for finding the hidden truths of Christianity – truths that may have been lost or buried by institutional religion over the last two millennia. In Forbidden Faith, Richard Smoley narr...
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Title:Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of GnosticismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:May 8, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060858303

ISBN - 13:9780060858308

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“If you are interested in the appeal of these popular manifestations of Gnosticism, Smoley is certainly your best guide.”