The Gnostic Bible, by BARNSTONE, WILLISMEYER, MARVIN
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- ISBN: 9781590306314 | 1590306317
- Cover: Trade Paper
- Copyright: 6/30/2009
This expanded edition of The Gnostic Bible includes the Gospel of Judasthe recently discovered and translated gnostic text that was an instant best seller on its original appearance in 2006in its most accessible translation yet. Also included are such important and topical texts as the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Gospel of Thomas. Religious thinkers engaged in the quest for wisdom and knowledge, the gnostics proclaimed that salvation could be found through mystical knowledge and intuition. Dating from the first to the thirteenth centuries, the texts in The Gnostic Bible represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar forms of gnostic spirituality, and they derive from Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, France, and elsewhere.