The Gnostic Gospels (Paperback)

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Description


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 earned a B.A. in history and an M.A. in classical studies at Stanford, and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She is the author of "Adam, Eve, and the Serpent"; "The Origin of Satan"; and "The Gnostic Gospel"s, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award. She is currently the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Pagels lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband and children.

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 Books USA
Publication Date: September 19th, 1989
Pages: 224
Language: English