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Details the momentous discovery and significance of the ancient gnostic texts hidden for sixteen centuries in Chenoboskion, Egypt Author was a member of the party that discovered these ancient...

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Original Title
The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts: A Firsthand Account of the Expedition That Shook the Foundations of Christianity
ISBN13
9781594770456
Edition Format
Paperback
Number of Pages
384 pages
Book Language
English
Ebook Format
PDF, EPUB

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Details the momentous discovery and significance of the ancient gnostic texts hidden for sixteen centuries in Chenoboskion, Egypt Author was a member of the party that discovered these ancient Coptic documents Sheds new light on the vanished world in which Christianity was born 40,000 copies sold of earlier editions Includes the first translation of the Gospel of Thoma Details the momentous discovery and significance of the ancient gnostic texts hidden for sixteen centuries in Chenoboskion, Egypt Author was a member of the party that discovered these ancient Coptic documents Sheds new light on the vanished world in which Christianity was born 40,000 copies sold of earlier editions Includes the first translation of the Gospel of Thomas, with full commentary Hidden for sixteen centuries, the Nag Hammadi library, the most prodigious collection of sacred gnostic texts, were discovered in the late 1940s in Chenoboskion, a remote hamlet in upper Egypt. Among them was the Gospel according to Thomas, which aroused international publicity and alerted the world to the significance of this archeological find, believed by many scholars to surpass the Dead Sea Scrolls in importance. The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts is the original survey of the contents of these documents and their significance to the world at large.

Doresse's narrative allows readers direct contact with an ancient form of Christianity through the philosophical wealth of the texts-ranging from gnostic revelations and Christian apocrypha to Hermetic literature-Included in the book is the original English translation of the Gospel of Thomas first published in 1960.

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