The Secret Teachings Of Jesus: Four Gnostic Gospels by Marvin MeyerThe Secret Teachings Of Jesus: Four Gnostic Gospels by Marvin Meyer

The Secret Teachings Of Jesus: Four Gnostic Gospels

Translated byMarvin Meyer

Paperback | May 12, 1986

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In December 1945, two Egyptian fellahin, digging for natural fertilizer in the Nile River valley unearthed a sealed storage jar. The jar proved to hold treasure of an unexpected sort: a collection of some fifty-two ancient manuscripts, most of which reflect the teachings of a mystical religious movement we call Gnosticism (from the Greek word gnosis, "knowledge"). The texts are also, with few exceptions, Christian documents, and thus they provide us with valuable new information about the character of the early church, and about the Gnostic Christians within the church.

In this volume, Marvin W. Meyer has produced a new English translation for general readers of four of the most important and revealing of these early Christian texts -- the Secret Book of James, the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Thomas, and the Secret Book of John.
Marvin Meyer, Ph.D., is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies at Chapman University, Orange, California, and is one of the foremost scholars of Coptic and gnostic studies at work today. He is Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, a fellow of the Jesus Seminar, and a Pacific Coast regional past president of the Soci...
Title:The Secret Teachings Of Jesus: Four Gnostic GospelsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.4 inPublished:May 12, 1986Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394744330

ISBN - 13:9780394744339