The Gnostic Gospels (Hardcover)

By Elaine Pagels

Random House (NY), 9780394502786, 182pp.

Publication Date: November 12, 1979

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Description

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 is the Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is the author of several books, including Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity, the New York Times bestseller Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, and The Gnostic Gospels, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award. Professor Pagels lives in Princeton, New Jersey.


Praise For The Gnostic Gospels

"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

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