The Secret Book of John

Tells the story of the devolution of God from perfect Oneness down to imprisonment in the material world. Original.

Author: Stevan L. Davies

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594730825

Category: Religion

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Tells the story of the devolution of God from perfect Oneness down to imprisonment in the material world. Original.
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The Secret Teachings of Jesus

In this volume, Marvin W. Meyer has produced a new English translation for general readers of four of the most important and revealing of these early Christian texts -- the Secret Book of James, the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Thomas, and ...

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Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307756640

Category: Religion

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In December 1945, two Egyptian fellahin, digging for natural fertilizer in the Nile River valley unearthed a sealed storage jar. The jar proved to hold treasure of an unexpected sort: a collection of some fifty-two ancient manuscripts, most of which reflect the teachings of a mystical religious movement we call Gnosticism (from the Greek word gnosis, "knowledge"). The texts are also, with few exceptions, Christian documents, and thus they provide us with valuable new information about the character of the early church, and about the Gnostic Christians within the church. In this volume, Marvin W. Meyer has produced a new English translation for general readers of four of the most important and revealing of these early Christian texts -- the Secret Book of James, the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Thomas, and the Secret Book of John.
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The Secret Revelation of John

of John differs in many interesting respects from comparable early Christian
works like the Johannine Book of Revelation, it contains a number of
recognizably apocalyptic motifs, such as the cosmic signs at Christ's ap-
pearance when the ...

Author: Karen L KING

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674039605

Category: Religion

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Karen L. King offers an illuminating reading of this ancient text, said to be Christ's revelation to his disciple John. In her analysis, the Revelation becomes a comprehensible religious vision--and a window on the religious culture of the Roman Empire. A translation of the complete Secret Revelation of John is included.
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Interrogatio Iohannis The Secret Book of the Cathars and Apokryphon Iohannis The Secret Book of John

BIBLIOGRAPHICALNOTES TO THEAPOKRYPHONIOANNIS The Secret Book of
John exists in four versions – two longer ones in Codex II and IV, and two shorter
ones – one in Codex Berlinensis, the other in Nag-Hammadi-Codex III, but all ...

Author: M.P. Steiner

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783907103067

Category: Religion

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Modern text research shows that biblical tradition often does not at all correspond to real historical events. This lessens neither the inner significance of the Bible nor of true Christendom, for, true Christendom is more than just a religion: It is the spiritual Sphere of Life that embraces all Worlds with all their Mysteries. Some results of modern research as collected and presented here in a dense form,clearly contradict canonical narratives, and might provoke different reactions: from condescendent shaking of heads to apalled outcries. But neither will diminish their validity. After 2000 years of nominal Christianism it is now time to animate truly spiritual Christendom. This new Christendom is, on one side, a renewal of the classical antique Mysteries, with the Christ Jesus as the last and greatest Avatar of the "Sun Spirit descended to Earth" as the "Redemptor of theWorld", and on the other, a complete renewal of religious thinking and feeling of humans, everyone now being summoned to realize their potential "microcosmical Cristos" in today's spiritual freedom with its world-wide new paradigmata. The two texts published here in best possible accuracy, are especially important because, combined with a deeply founded introduction, they at last publicly present the world of faith of the true Arch-Christians of the first centuries, and their comprehension of events "from Bethlehem to Golgotha". Based on said insights, the book here in hand undertakes to define a new Christendom for a new Era: A Christendom that must not just be believed in sheepish obedience, but lived out of mature consciousness and in a daily effort of every single human. Its purpose is to encourage a large number of people to experience this new Light, Truth and Life. Numerous book-references, many in part extensive notes, and a number of full-page images show the credibility of the new view, and enlarge the usual dogmatic picture.- A book that, read in a leisurly pace and with open soul and heart , may bring about new clarity and a new vivid faith for the old message. German edition: Same title, ISBN: 9783907103050
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The Gnostic Bible

he Secret Book (or Apocryphon) of John is a classic work of Sethian gnostic
mythology. It presents an early and elegant ver- sion of the gnostic myth of
creation.Versions of the myth articulated here will resurface throughout the texts
that are ...

Author: Willis Barnstone

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590301999

Category: Religion

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THE GNOSTIC BIBLE is by far the most comprehensive compilation of gnostic texts ever published - and the first aimed at rendering the texts in poetic, readable prose. The gnostics were religious thinkers engaged in the quest for wisdom and knowledge, and they proclaimed a salvation to be found through mystical knoweldge and intuition. As the Gospel of Thomas puts it, "Know whatis in front of your face and what is hidden from you will be disclosed. There is nothing hidden from you that will not be revealed." Dating from the first to the thirteen centuries, these gnostic texts represent Jewish, Chritian, Hemetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic and Cathar forms of gnostic spirituality, and they derive from Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, France and elsewhere. These texts show that gnosticism was a world religion that sought truths in a wide variety of religious traditions and expressed those truths in powerful and provocative mystical poetry and prose. The impact of gnosticism upon other religions of the world was considerable, and the influence of gnosticism continues to the present day. This volume represents the first time that such a diverse collection of gnostic texts is published in a single volume and some of the texts are translated into English for the first time here. The texts are accompanied bu introductions and notes and additional study aids describe gnosticism, elucidate gnostic terms and suggest further readings.
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The Legacy of John

Second-Century Reception of the Fourth Gospel Tuomas Rasimus ... of the
structure of the Trimorphic Protennoia with that of the final hymn of the long
version of the Secret Book of John reveals a structure that is at once simple and
complex; ...

Author: Tuomas Rasimus

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004176331

Category: Religion

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This volume investigates the early, second-century reception of the Fourth Gospel. This is an era when its fortunes are surrounded by silence and mystery. It was assumed, until quite recently, that Gnostic and other so-called heterodox groups were the first ones to appreciate this gospel, and hence the mainstream Christians avoided using it until Irenaeus rescued it for the church. Lately, this view has been challenged by several scholars for several reasons. The contributions in this volume, written by leading specialists in their respective fields, offer an approachable, fresh, comprehensive and up-to-date view of the second-century reception of John s Gospel, in a situation where new understandings about various forms of early Christianity and its multiformity have started to emerge.
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Interpretations of the Flood

Three texts , The Secret Book of John , The True Nature of the Archons , and The
Revelation of Adam , seem to be of special importance . ( English translations of
the relevant passages of these writings are given in an appendix to this article . )
 ...

Author: Florentino García Martínez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004112537

Category: Religion

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This volume brings together interpretations of the story of Noach and the Flood in diverse ancient Jewish and Christian traditions (including the Dead Sea Scrolls, Gnostic mythology, rabbinical tradition). It opens with an analysis of the biblical story within its ancient oriental context and ends with essays by a historian of science and a psycho-analyst.
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What is Gnosticism

A study of gnosticism examines the various ways early Christians strove to define themselves in a pluralistic Roman society, while questioning the traditional ideas of heresy and orthodoxy that have previously influenced historians.

Author: Karen L. King

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674017625

Category: Religion

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A study of gnosticism examines the various ways early Christians strove to define themselves in a pluralistic Roman society, while questioning the traditional ideas of heresy and orthodoxy that have previously influenced historians.
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Lost Books of the Bible The Rejected Texts Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

This huge book of eighteen of the Lost Books of the Bible contains the following, NONE of which are Public Domain translations (beware of imitations): The First Book of Adam and Eve; The Second Book of Adam and Eve; The Slavonic Life of ...

Author: Dr. Edward Hammond

Publisher: Premier House Press

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Category: Religion

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This huge book of eighteen of the Lost Books of the Bible contains the following, NONE of which are Public Domain translations (beware of imitations): The First Book of Adam and Eve; The Second Book of Adam and Eve; The Slavonic Life of Adam and Eve; The First Book of Enoch; The Book of Jubilees; The Book of Jasher; The Story of Ahikar; The Apocalypse of Abraham; The Apocalypse of Thomas; 4 Ezra; 2 Baruch; The War Scroll: The Sons of Dark Against the Sons of Light; The Gospel of Philip; The Gospel of Mary Magdalene; The Apocryphon of John (The Secret Book of John); The Gospel of Thomas; The Gospel of Judas; Acts 29. The massive 684 page book does not attempt to explain why the books were not included in the Bible. To attempt to do so would not only be cursory given the lack of space, but more importantly, would be most unfair to readers as this is matter for specialist academics, and they have written books on the subject. Note: Translators use the symbols [...] to signify a missing word in an ancient text. In this book there are symbols such as this to designate missing words of ancient texts.
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The Gospel of Judas

Secret Book of John II, 2; Revelation of Paul 18; Acts of John 88; Hippolytus,
Refutation of All Heresies 6.42.2; Gospel of the Savior 13; Gospel of Thomas 4.
The word “child” could also be translated as “apparition.” Some scholars choose
to ...

Author: Marvin W. Meyer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621891192

Category: Religion

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The Gospel of Judas: On a Night with Judas Iscariot presents a fresh translation of the Gospel of Judas, with introduction, commentary, and notes. Originally published with considerable international fanfare in 2006, the Gospel of Judas has prompted a vibrant discussion among scholars and other interested readers about the meaning of the text and the place of Judas Iscariot in the story of Jesus and the history of the church. Meyer, a member of the original research team assembled by the National Geographic Society to edit, translate, and publish the Gospel of Judas and the remaining texts in what is now called Codex Tchacos, here offers an up-to-date and thoroughly accessible translation of the Gospel of Judas, expanded with new fragments of the text and informed by the latest scholarship. He adds reminiscences of the work on the Coptic text when it first was coming to light in 2005 and 2006. This book also includes reflections on the extensive literature, beyond the Gospel of Judas, on the figure of Judas Iscariot, with suggestions for a literary interpretation of Judas--an interpretation that may have a dramatic impact upon our understanding of the role of Judas Iscariot in the story of Jesus's passion.
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Gnosis and Faith in Early Christianity

The Secret Book of John 2 . 1 . The tradition of the Secret Book of John The
Apocryphon or Secret Book of John must have been an important writing , since it
has been handed down in various manuscripts . It occurs in books II , III and 36 ...

Author: Riemer Roukema

Publisher: Scm Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028796113

Category: Religion

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This text provides an up-to-date introduction to Gnosticism as it relates to early Christianity. The author tries to make the reader familiar with the themes and ingredients of Gnosticism without going directly into where they come from.' Part 1 provides general orientation. Part 2 explores the religious and philosophical background. Part 3 contains a more detailed discussion of Gnosticism and Gnostics. Part 4 examines the relationship between 'Catholic' Christianity and Gnosticism
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The Gospels of the Marginalized

Secret Book of John II, 10 (“The second is Harmas, who is the jealous [or, evil,
Coptic koh)] eye”). The former reading, “[the eye of fire (Coptic koht)],” is attested
in other editions of the Secret Book of John. 103. Cf. Secret Book of John II, 10–
11; ...

Author: Marvin W. Meyer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621894735

Category: Religion

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The Gospels of the Marginalized provides an exciting new study of three of the most maligned figures in the New Testament story of Jesus: Thomas, usually considered the quintessential doubter among the disciples; Mary Magdalene, characterized as a repentant prostitute during much of the history of the church; and Judas Iscariot, presented as the despicable disciple of Jesus who betrayed his master for money. In this book Marvin Meyer, one of the most prominent of the scholars of gnostic texts and other early Christian literature, offers fresh and accurate translations of the Gospels of Thomas, Mary, and Judas, with their proclamation of the good news of the wisdom of Jesus, and he uses these gospels as the occasion to reexamine the place of Thomas, Mary Magdalene, and Judas Iscariot in the Jesus movement. His striking analysis suggests that Thomas was no doubter, that Mary Magdalene was a beloved disciple in the inner circles of disciples around Jesus, and that the tale of Judas Iscariot as betrayer of Jesus is a piece of fiction. Meyer adds a "Gospel of the Redeemed" as a vivid illustration of how the gospel story of Jesus might read with Jesus as a Jewish teacher of wisdom and Thomas, Mary, and Judas restored as loyal followers of the teacher from Nazareth.
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A double secret and Golden pippin by John Pomeroy

His friend had a richly bound and extravagantly ornamented book of autographs ,
and Ernest was at his request made to ask for signatures of men whose names or
talents ranked high in the world ' s estimation . One night a certain young lord ...

Author: mrs. A D Pollard

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ISBN: OXFORD:600064631

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Where s Your Light

The popularity and importance of the Secret Book of John in antiquity is clearly
evident. It now survives in no fewer than four separate manuscripts, a huge
number of copies, compared with what we have for most Gnostic texts. Two
manuscripts ...

Author: Douglas F. Grady

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449727451

Category: Religion

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This book contains numerous verses from the Bible regarding issues of saved and salvation. It also shares where the sources can be found so the Christians can understand the story from the Bible better. Where's Your Light? includes details from the Nag Hammadi and Dead Sea Scrolls texts that detailed the origin of the world and the cosmic rulers that are not mentioned in the book of Genesis. In addition, more details are provided about the Kingdom of God and how to achieve salvation and understand better how Jesus and the Angels are there to assist us.
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Critical and Exegetical Hand book to the Gospel of John

even of the Sanhedrists in secret , vii . 48 ) . — dià tous daplo . ] the most hostile
and dreaded party opposed to Jesus in and outside the Sanhedrim , — atoovváy
. ) comp . ix . 22 . TP đáẸ . 1. ảop . ] the homour coming from men . Comp . v . 44.

Author: Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031101465

Category: Bible

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Essential Gnostic Scriptures

The Secret Book of John—also sometimes referred to as the Apocryphon of
John1—is a classic work of Sethian gnostic mythology. This text presents an
account of the creation, fall, and salvation of the world and the people within the
world, ...

Author: Willis Barnstone

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590309254

Category: Religion

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An introduction to gnosticism offers selections from twenty-one texts from the masterpiecces of the tradition.
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Jesus Gnosis and Dogma

We have seen that the Gospel of Thomas pretends to include, according to its
heading, 'the secret words' of Jesus. In Gospel of Thomas 13 we read (in ... of
Thomas and Judas. The Secret Book of John and the Book of Thomas the
Contender ...

Author: Riemer Roukema

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567615855

Category: Religion

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In Jesus, Gnosis and Dogma Roukema investigates and assesses the various views of Jesus in early Christianity, basing his approach on a distinction between historical and theological statements about Jesus. Historical statements can be arrived at through a critical study of the earliest records, although Roukema recognizes that scholars differ widely here. Theological statements about Jesus are to do with what has been and is believed about him. Roukema demonstrates that Gnostic traditions about Jesus mostly derive from the earlier traditions preserved in the New Testament writings and do not give a more accurate view of the historical Jesus. He shows that the view of Jesus as the divine Lord (Yahweh) and Son of God is inspired by an early Jewish pattern that was exploited by the very first Christians. In spite of some later dogmatic precisions, there is more continuity between the New Testament picture of Jesus and the Nicene creed than between the historical Jesus and the Jesus of early Gnosticism. Even the essence of the Trinitarian dogma appears to have Jewish roots.
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Memoir of John Dalton

... may be changed if beforehand they be spiritualized , and reduced into their
sulphureous and argent - vive nature , which are the * Idem . The Secret Book of
Artephius . two sperms , composed of the elements , the one 112 MEMOIR OF
DR .

Author: Robert Angus Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105046396722

Category: Atomic history

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