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The Gnostic Gospels (Paperback)

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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 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: 9780679724537
ISBN-10: 0679724532
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: September 19th, 1989
Pages: 224
Language: English