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The Nag Hammadi Library in English, 4th rev. ed.

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Publisher:
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Overview

The Gospels of Thomas, Mary, and Philip—texts that have garnered so much discussion recently in both the scholarly world and in popular literature, such as The Da Vinci Code—are just a few of the many Gnostic documents contained in The Nag Hammadi Library. These documents are invaluable sources for the study of Gnosticism and "alternate Christianities" that competed with the early orthodox church.

If you have an interest in studying Gnostic texts to gain insight into the roots of Christianity—or are simply curious as to what all the commotion is about—this is a set of texts you'll want to add to your library!

This revised and expanded edition of The Nag Hammadi Library is the only complete, one-volume, modern language version of the reknowned library of fourth-century manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945. Now you can read for yourself these widely-discussed and controversial texts.

First published in 1978, The Nag Hammadi Library launched modern Gnostic studies and was widely acclaimed by critics and scholars alike. 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. This edition also includes a translation of the Berlin Gnostic Papyrus 8502 (which is not really part of the Nag Hammadi Codices but shares some similarities).

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 Nag Hammadi texts are...important for NT studies. They contribute to the discussion of the alleged anti-gnostic character of certain NT texts...The Gospel of Thomas contributes to the discussion of the tradition of Jesus’ sayings in the Synoptic Gospels, as do The Apocryphon of James and The Dialogue of the Savior." —D. M. Scholer
  • Table of Tractates in the Coptic Gnostic Library
  • Textual Signs
  • Introduction
  • The Prayer of the Apostle Paul
  • The Apocryphon of James
  • The Gospel of Truth
  • The Treatise on the Resurrection
  • The Tripartite Tractate
  • The Apocryphon of John
  • The Gospel of Thomas
  • The Gospel of Philip
  • The Hypostasis of the Archons
  • On the Origin of the World
  • The Exegesis on the Soul
  • The Book of Thomas the Contender
  • The Gospel of the Egyptians
  • Eugnostos the Blessed and The Sophia of Jesus Christ
  • The Dialogue of the Savior
  • The Apocalypse of Paul
  • The (First) Apocalypse of James
  • The (Second) Apocalypse of James
  • The Apocalypse of Adam
  • The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
  • The Thunder, Perfect Mind
  • Authoritative Teaching
  • The Concept of Our Great Power
  • Plato, Republic 588A-589B
  • The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth
  • The Prayer of Thanksgiving and Scribal Note
  • Asclepius 21-29
  • The Paraphrase of Shem
  • The Second Treatise of the Great Seth
  • Apocalypse of Peter
  • The Teachings of Silvanus
  • The Three Steles of Seth
  • Zostrianos
  • The Letter of Peter to Philip
  • Melchizedek
  • The Thought of Norea
  • The Testimony of Truth
  • Marsanes
  • The Interpretation of Knowledge
  • A Valentinian Exposition with On the Anointing, On Baptism A and B, On the Eucharist A and B
  • Allogenes
  • Hypsiphrone
  • The Sentences of Sextus
  • Fragments
  • Trimorphic Protennoia
  • The Gospel of Mary
  • The Act of Peter
  • Afterword: The Modern Relevance of Gnosticism
This definitive translation has become a standard since its first publication in 1977.

—J.K. Elliott, Novum Testamentum, 1991

An absolute gold mine of the literature of Gnosticism.

The Los Angeles Times

This fascinating collection will become as welcome an addition to the understanding of the formative years of the early Christian church as the books on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

—The Washington Star

A tremendous achievement.

—Chicago Theological Seminary Register

  • Title: The Nag Hammadi Library in English
  • Author: James Robinson
  • Edition: 4th rev. ed.
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Print Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 549
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Gnostic literature; Gnosticism
  • Resource ID: LLS:NAGHAMM
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T22:53:37Z

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