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The Secret Gospels of Jesus

Author(s): Marvin Meyer

ISBN13: 9780232526189

ISBN10: 0232526184


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  • Marvin Meyer, premier scholar of Gnostic and other Christian literature outside the New Testament, offers fresh English translations of some of the earliest and most reliable texts that shed light on the Christian Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. Presented here, with brilliant introductions and full explanatory notes to aid the readers understanding, are several books that never made it into the modern Christian Bible. He includes his latest translations of the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, the Gospel of Mary, as well as other texts such as the Secret Book of John, which some scholars regard as the second part of the New Testament Gospel of John. The material is largely from the discovery at Nag Hammadi, but also includes texts found elsewhere. Taken together, they present an image of Jesus as the ultimate wisdom teacher, a kind of mysterious Jewish master who continues to challenge us with his message of radical egalitarianism (regarding women, slaves, the poor, and the marginalised as of equal status, or more, with establishment male believers) and his insistence on living the message over observance only.

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The Secret Gospels of Jesus