The Gnostic Gospels

By Elaine Pagels
(Random House (NY), Hardcover, 9780394502786, 182pp.)

Publication Date: April 6, 2004

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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.
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