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The Secret Book of John: The Gnostic Gospel: Annotated & Explained

The Secret Book of John: The Gnostic Gospel: Annotated & Explained

Stevan Davies

| SkyLight Paths | 2005

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This central myth of Gnosticism tells a story of God falling from perfect Oneness to imprisonment in the material world, and how by knowing one’s divine origins, God’s descent can be reversed. The Secret Book of John: The Gnostic Gospel—Annotated & Explained discusses the principal themes, historical foundation, and spiritual contexts of this Gnostic teaching.

Author Bio

Stevan Davies is professor of religious studies at Misericordia University and has studied the non-canonical gospels and acts for over 30 years. He is the author of The Gospel of Thomas: Annotated and ExplainedThe Secret Book of John: The Gnostic Gospel—Annotated and Explained, and The Revolt of the Widows: The Social World of the Apocryphal Acts.