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The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
Sep 19, 1989 | ISBN 9780679724537
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    Sep 19, 1989 | ISBN 9780679724537

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    Jun 29, 2004 | ISBN 9781588364173

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“The first major and eminently readable book on gnosticism benefiting from the discovery in 1945 of a collection of Gnostic Christian texts at Nag Hammadi in Egypt.” –The New York Times Book Review


National Book Awards WINNER 1980

National Book Critics Circle Awards WINNER 1979

Table Of Contents


1. The Controversy over Christ’s Resurrection: Historical Event or Symbol?
2. “One God, One Bishop”: The Politics of Monotheism
3. God the Father/God the Mother
4. The Passion of Christ and the Persecution of Christians
5. Whose Church Is the “True Church”?
6. Gnosis: Self-Knowledge as Knowledge of God


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