Gnosis: The Mysteries and Christianity: An Anthology of Essene, Gnostic and Christian Writing Andrew Welburn

ISBN: 9780863151835

Published: October 1st 1995

Hardcover

304 pages


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Gnosis: The Mysteries and Christianity: An Anthology of Essene, Gnostic and Christian Writing  by  Andrew Welburn

Gnosis: The Mysteries and Christianity: An Anthology of Essene, Gnostic and Christian Writing by Andrew Welburn
October 1st 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780863151835 | 6.31 Mb

The recently published new texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi, and other early texts have thrown an unexpected light on the roots of the emerging faith of the first Christians. Recent interpretation of these texts has revealed that the earlyMoreThe recently published new texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi, and other early texts have thrown an unexpected light on the roots of the emerging faith of the first Christians.

Recent interpretation of these texts has revealed that the early Christians drew inspiration from a number of sources, such as the Judaic mystery tradition, the Essenes, and other gnostic sects.Andrew Welburn presents a selection of the most important early texts, together with an authoritative and fascinating commentary.

He shows how the new insights into the writings of the early Christians reaffirm the fundamental mysteries at the heart of the Christian tradition.



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