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The Gnostic Scriptures

The Gnostic Scriptures

a new translation with annotations and introductions by Bentley Layton.

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Published by S.C.M. Press in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsLayton, Bentley.
The Physical Object
Pagination23cm.576. n.e.
Number of Pages576
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18204363M
ISBN 100334026253
OCLC/WorldCa312664643


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Complete ancient text and explanatory material. Part of a vast collection of materials dealing with Gnosis and Gnosticism, both ancient and modern.

The site includes the Gnostic Library, with the complete Nag Hammadi Library and a large collection of other primary Gnostic scriptures and documents. “Bentley Layton’s The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism.

No other translations are within light-years of Layton’s in eloquence, pathos, and accuracy, while no other commentaries match his as an introduction to /5(31). Buy the Book. The Gnostic Scriptures edited by Bentley Layton. Layton provides outstanding translations with commentaries of the more important scriptures from the Nag Hammadi collection, along with a large number of quotations from and references to other Gnostic texts and sources.

The Gnostic Scriptures book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provid 4/5.

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures Book Summary: The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt inwhich rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance. It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas.

One of the famous texts uncovered in the Egyptian desert, The Book of Thomas the Contender expresses a great deal of Gnostic wisdom. As with all of the written documents in the genuine mystical traditions, the story has multiple levels of meaning.

Buy a cheap copy of The Gnostic Scriptures book. This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provides a crucial look at the theology, religious atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Free shipping over $/5(5).

“Bentley Layton’s The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism. No other translations are within light-years of Layton’s in eloquence, pathos, and accuracy, while no other commentaries match his as an introduction to this perpetually relevant religious stance.

The Gnostic Gospels is a landmark study of the long-buried roots of Christianity, a work of luminous scholarship and wide popular appeal.

First published in to critical acclaim, winning the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Gnostic Gospels has continued to grow in reputation and influence over the past two decades/5. The Nag Hammadi Library is a collection of early Christian scriptures (and a few other miscellaneous texts) discovered in the Egyptian desert in the middle of the twentieth century that has forced us to reconsider much of what we thought we knew about early Christianity, especially the type of early Christianity known as “Gnosticism.”.

The book, "The Gnostics and Their Scriptures," provides a brief yet thorough introduction to gnostic philosophy, while the audio program allows you to encounter the gnostic scriptures as the living oral tradition they were 5/5(5).

There is a lot of hidden esoteric gnosticism contained within the scriptures and below I have included some examples of gnostic bible verses in order to help you see the light of these secret mysteries such as in 1 Corinthians – “But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory” and in.

The gnostic scriptures are more like reading Hesiod's Theogony or Ovid's Metamorphoses than the New Testament. If your goal is to truly understand gnosticism Layton is indespensible. However, if all you want is a general understanding of gnostics, avoid this book.5/5(2).

the Gnostic Handbook. This Table of Contents is linked to each Chapter, just click a heading and go. We at the Gnostic Apostolic Church have felt for many years that there is a great need for a study of the principles on which the Gnostic tradition is built.

At first we avoided suchFile Size: KB. The Nag Hammadi Library B I B L I O T H È Q U E D E N A G H A M M A D I Introduction from «The Gnostic Gospels» by Elaine Pagels In December an Arab peasant made an astonishing archeological discovery in Upper Egypt.

Reviews the book 'The Allure of Gnosticism: The Gnostic Experience in Jungian Psychology and Contemporary Culture,' edited by Robert A. Segal. Was There a Gnostic Religion. Timbie, Janet A. // Catholic Biblical Quarterly;Oct, Vol. 68 Issue 4, p A book review is presented of "Was There a Gnostic Religion?" edited by Antti Marjanen.

The Gnostic Scriptures: A New Translation with Annotations. Doubleday. ISBN Layton, Bentley (). Nag Hammadi Codex II, 2 vols, The critical edition of the seven texts of Codex II, including the Gospel of Thomas. ISBN ; Meyer, Marvin (). The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus. : Unknown, (attributed to Thomas).

“Bentley Layton’s The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism. No other translations are within light-years of Layton’s in eloquence, pathos, and accuracy, while no other commentaries match his as an introduction to Pages: Nag Hammadi library The Nag Hammadi library (popularly known as The Gnostic Gospels) is a collection of early Christian Gnostic texts discovered near the town of Nag Hammâdi in That year, twelve leather-bound papyrus codices buried in a sealed jar were found by a.

Bentley Layton's The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism. No other translations are within light-years of Layton's in eloquence, pathos, and accuracy while no other commentaries match his as an introduction to this perpetually relevant religious stance.5/5(2).

Pistis Sophia is a Gnostic text discovered inpossibly written between the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. The existing manuscript, which some scholars place in the late 4th century, relates one Gnostic group's teachings of the transfigured Jesus to the assembled disciples (including his mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Martha).

Bently Layton's The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism.

No other translations are within light-years of Layton's in eloquence, pathos, and accuracy, while no other commentaries match his as an introduction to. This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provides a crucial look at the theology, religious atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Christianity and Hellenistic and tables.5/5(2).

The Gnostic Bible by Willis Barnestone and Marvin Meyer 1st edition (December 2, ) Marvin Meyer states, "The Gnostic Gospels offers a compelling portrayal of the Gnostics as freethinking mystics who recommended a direct experience of god, unmediated by church heirarchy In The Gnostic Scriptures, Bentley Layton assembles an anthology in English translations as authoritative gnostic.

Editorial Reviews “Bentley Layton’s The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism. No other translations are within light-years of Layton’s in eloquence, pathos, and accuracy, while no other commentaries match his as an introduction to this perpetually relevant religious : $ Review: “Bentley Layton’s The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism.

No other translations are within light-years of Layton’s in eloquence, pathos, and accuracy, while no other commentaries match his as an introduction to 4/5(96). The Secret Book of John, Gnostic Texts - Duration: Giving Voice to the Wisdom of the Agesviews.

Pistis Sophia A Gnostic Gospel, May 1,Religion, pages. The Gnostics were part of early Christianity and were composed of a number of mystical sects. This was one of their gospels. Virtually all Gnostic teachers were persecuted and.

The Gnostic Scriptures History, Theology, And the Sacred Feminine, Joseph Lumpkin, Jan 1,   What the other Isrealite Camps and Babylon Christian Religions and the rest of the world dont want you to know. like and subscribe. Layton is particularly brilliant in his appreciation of Valentinus, the central Gnostic visionary, whose "Gospel of Truth is marvelously served in this translation."--Harold Bloom, author of "The Book of J and "The Western Canon "Bentley Layton's "The Gnostic Scriptures" is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism.4/5().

For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God.

The Gnostic Goddess, Female Power, and the Fallen Sophia © Max Dashu 3 throughout Gnostic scriptures, we find strong echoes of Hebrew traditions of Khokhmah, “Wisdom.” The Gnostic Valentinus paired the Primal Father, the Word, with “Mother of the All,” who was Grace, Silence, Size: 1MB.

The school of thought now known as "Gnostic," or "Sethian," left behind a number of pseudopigraphical texts, most substantially represented in the collection found at Nag Hammadi, Egypt in Other schools of thought with material represented in this book File Size: KB. Bentley Layton's The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism.

No other translations are within light-years of Layton's in eloquence, pathos, and accuracy while no other commentaries match his as an introduction to. “As a corpus, the (Gnostic) scriptures are nearly incoherent, like a crowd of sages, mystics and madmen all speaking at once.

But always they call upon us to know ourselves.” iii With that in mind, these hallmarks can help us define various groups as part of the historical Gnostic stream, whether it’s the Sethians, Hermetics, Cathars Author: Miguel Conner.

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt inwhich rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance.

It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, as well as other Gnostic gospels and 4/5(4).

Stephan A. Hoeller, Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing (Quest Books, ) Buy the Book > There has long been need for a comprehensive introductory guide to the Gnostic tradition.

The Gospel of Thomas is a popular lost book. Let’s apply the five testing questions to see if it qualifies as a book of Scripture. Does the book have a “thus saith the Lord”. Supposedly, Jesus is talking to His disciples in this book, and especially to Thomas who is claimed to be the author.

Answer: The Gnostic gospels are writings by early "Christian" Gnostics. After the first century of Christianity, two primary divisions developed - the orthodox and the Gnostics.

The orthodox Christians held to books we now have in the Bible and to what is today considered orthodox theology. The Gnostic Christians, if they can truly be described.

1 Timothy - O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: (Read More) Colossians - Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

2 Timothy - All scripture [is] given by.The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity. Beacon Press. p. [13] Turner, John D., and Marvin Meyer. “The Secret Book of John.” In The Nag Hammadi Scriptures. Edited by Marvin Meyer. HarperOne. p. [14] Pétrement, Simone.

A Separate God: The Origins and Teachings of Gnosticism.