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by Jean Doresse

ePub The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts: A Firsthand Account of the Expedition That Shook the Foundations of Christianity download
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Jean Doresse
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Inner Traditions; New Edition of The Secret Books of the Egyptian Gnostics edition (February 18, 2005)
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Journal of Experimental Spirituality, 2005). The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts is a MUST have text for students of early Christianity, the Gnostic gospels, and comparative religion. I highly recommend this most interesting and enjoyable work. Included in the book is the original English translation of the Gospel according to Thomas first published in 1960. JEAN DORESSE is a renowned historian and a scholar of Egyptology and Greek papyrology.

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

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By (Author) Jean Doresse. Availability: In Stock. 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. 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 Nag Hammadi library (also known as the "Chenoboskion Manuscripts" and the "Gnostic Gospels") is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945.

The Nag Hammadi library (also known as the "Chenoboskion Manuscripts" and the "Gnostic Gospels") is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945. Thirteen leather-bound papyrus codices buried in a sealed jar were found by a local farmer named Muhammed al-Samman.

Jean Doresse was a member of the party of archaeologists who first investigated the important collection of Gnostic texts found during the 1940s at a remote site in Upper Egypt.

Inner Traditions2005. Jean Doresse was a member of the party of archaeologists who first investigated the important collection of Gnostic texts found during the 1940s at a remote site in Upper Egypt. The book ends with a translation and analysis of the Gospel according to Thomas.

Illustrations Introduction 1-The Problem of Gnosticism: Its Earliest Known Elements 2-Original Texts and Monuments 3-The Story of a Discovery 4-Thirteen Codices of Papyrus 5-Forty-Four Secret (and Hitherto Unknown) Books 6-The Sethians According to Their Writings 7-The Survival of Gnosticism: From Manichaeism.

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 commentaryHidden 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.
  • This is an extremely biased book, and if you don't believe me here is what the American poet and critic Kenneth Rexroth, who was normally a very mild-mannered man, had to say in a footnote to his Introduction to 'Fragments of a Faith Forgotten' by G. R. S. Mead (NY: University Books, 1960, p.xvii):

    "Let the buyer beware! Doresse is a bigot who shares the hatred of Gnosticism of the Fathers of the Church, at this late date. One cannot but feel that his summaries of Gnostic doctrine - especially when he echoes the talk of the Gnostic's "abominations" - are no more to be trusted than those of the Church Fathers. Doresse's viciously prejudiced position becomes plain when he contrasts the Gnostic fragments with the "incomparable superiority" of the New Testament.... Is it not beneath contempt, this falsification of the Christian persecution of the Gnostics and the Church destruction of the Gnostic literature?"

    See my Listmania list 'GNOSTICISM - Path of Inner Knowledge' for alternative and better books on the subject.

  • As someone who was very excited to understand the background to the Nag Hammadi find, I was disappointed that this account was fairly limited. It glosses over the period of translation and presents a dated view of the contents of the codices themselves. This perhaps was the greatest letdown of all - this is a reprint of a 1958 publication. If you are seeking new information and analysis on this topic then I would consider Elaine Pagel to be my reference of choice.