The Gnostic Gospels (Hardcover)

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time
A provocative study of the gnostic gospels and the world of early Christianity as revealed through the Nag Hammadi texts.

About the Author

Elaine Pagels earned a B.A. in history and an M.A. in classical studies at Stanford, and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She is the author of "Adam, Eve, and the Serpent"; "The Origin of Satan"; and "The Gnostic Gospel"s, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award. She is currently the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Pagels lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband and children.

Praise For…

"The first major and eminently readable book on gnosticism benefiting from the discovery in 1945 of a collection of Gnostic Christian texts at Nag Hammadi in Egypt." --The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780394502786
ISBN-10: 0394502787
Publisher: Random House (NY)
Publication Date: April 6th, 2004
Pages: 182
Language: English