12382Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: Valentinian Exegesis of the Pauline Corpus
- May 4 4:28 AM--- pmcvflag <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hey Michaelmost likely find at any larger bookstore.
> The so called "Other Bible" is just a collection you can
>Sorry. Still confused. I haunt the local Borders. Never have
seen anything like what you describe. Are you referring to
collections such as Nag Hammadi, books thereon, or the
so-called "Gnostic Bible?"
If you're not referring to a specific book but, rather, to a
set of texts, why the word "bible?" The connotation is
something authoritative (there used to be a "Shooter's" and
an "Angler's Bible" some years back).
> As with the "Gnostic Bible" it should be seen in thecontext of the intent of the editors. You can find most of
these texts online for free at http://www.gnosis.org/
>That's been bookmarked.
> All in all, if you want to explore Gnosticism then the NagHammadi Library is BY FAR the general collection to get. Of
course, the recently translated "Gospel of Judas" (edt.
Kasser Meyer, Wurst) is also part of the same genre and
widely available. If you read the notes it is actually kind
of a good intro to Gnosticism in general.
Notes and explanations are what I need. Reading the texts
without background and context is rather fruitless for me.
Seems the Gospel of Judas has gotten more than a fair share
of attention; methinks its importance has been blown way out
Publicity is good for sales, though. The Vatican's
condemnation of the Da Vinci Code surely will help sell even
more copies. If I'd not already purchased the book, I would
on that recommendation. <G>
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