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.
Marvin Meyer is a scholar of religion and a tenured professor at Chapman University, in Orange, California.He is the Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies at Chapman University and Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute He is also Director of the Coptic Magical Texts Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity Dr Meyer is the author of numerous books and articles on Greco Roman and Christian religions in antiquity and late antiquity, and on Albert Schweitzer s ethic of reverence for life He has been interviewed on television programs that have aired on ABC, BBC, CNN, PBS, AE, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and the National Geographic Channel.Professor Meyer is best known for his translations of the texts of documents associated with the ancient mystery religions, early Christian magic, and Gnostic texts, of which the most notable have been the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Judas He is regarded as an authority on Gnosticism and has published many books on the subject.Meyer died of melanoma on August 16, 2012.
- 160 pages
- The Secret Teachings of Jesus: Four Gnostic Gospels
- Marvin W. Meyer
- 09 November 2019 Marvin W. Meyer