A few years ago i came across a treasure trove of ancient information found in a sealed jar in 1945 near the town of nag hammadi about 7580 miles north of luxor on the banks of the river nile in egypt.
the corpus hermeticum presented with other introductory material part of a vast collection of materials dealing with gnosis and gnosticism both ancient and modern the site includes the gnostic library with the complete nag hammadi library and a large collection of other primary gnostic scriptures and documents.
Primary sources the nag hammadi library in english by james m robinson et al this book contains translations of all the documents discovered at nag hammadi.
gnosticism from ancient greek γνωστικός gnostikos having knowledge from γνῶσις gnōsis knowledge is a modern name for a variety of ancient religious ideas and systems originating in jewishchristian milieus in the first and second century ad these systems believed that the material world is created by an emanation of the highest god trapping the divine spark within.
desert fathers of egypt and christian philosophy the early phase of coptic monasticism is more complex than generally thought one of the most evocative periods in the history of christianity the various texts associated with antony pakhom and others have received ongoing revaluation.
Chapter by chapter this is an index of the chapters in the novel which contain substantial claims about history.
A large collection of materials about the dead sea scrolls including a collection of online texts from the dead seascrolls a listing of online resources for further research and a selection of the best books about the dead sea scrolls provided by the gnostic society library.
Information on the gospel of truth s kent brown writes the anchor bible dictionary v 6 p 668the date and place of composition remain obscure although the work was composed in greek before it was translated into coptic whether it was written in egypt or elsewhere is uncertain.
first century church history introduction christianity begins with the resurrection of jesus of nazarethchurch history begins on the day of pentecost these jewish christians adopt a messianic theology and continue to follow the law of moses.