The Nag Hammadi Library in English

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Marvin W. Meyer, James MacConkey Robinson
Brill Archive, 1977 - Apokrifi - Nag Hammadi - 494 pages
 

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The Da Vinci Code says the Gnostic gospels exalted women, but not according to this quote from one of them: "Simon Peter said to them, 'Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life.' "Jesus said, 'I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.'" (p.130, The Nag Hammadi Library in English by Marvin W. Meyer, James McConkey Robinson, 1977) "'Peter answered and spoke concerning these same things. He questioned them about the Savior: 'Did he really speak privately with a woman (and) not openly to us? Are we to turn about and all listen to her? Did her prefer her to us?'" (p. 473 The Nag Hammadi Library in English by Marvin W. Meyer, James McConkey Robinson, 1977) 

Contents

Introduction
1
The Prayer of the Apostle Paul 1
27
The Gospel of Truth I 3 and XII
37
The Treatise on Resurrection I
50
The Apocryphon of John II 1 III I IV 1 and BG 8502
98
The Gospel of Thomas II
117
The Gospel of Philip II
131
The Hypostasis of the Archons II
152
The Concept of our Great Power VI 4
284
Plato Republic 588B589B VI 5
290
The Prayer of Thanksgiving VI 7
298
The Paraphrase of Shem VII 1
308
The Second Treatise of the Great Seth VII 2
329
Apocalypse of Peter VII 3
339
The Teachings of Silvanus VII 4
346
The Three Steles of Seth VII 5
362

On the Origin of the World II 5 and XIII
161
The Exegesis on the Soul II
180
The Book of Thomas the Contender II
188
The Gospel of the Egyptians III 2 and IV
195
Eugnostos the Blessed III 3 and V 1 and The Sophia of Jesus
206
117
226
The Dialogue of the Savior III 5
229
The Apocalypse of Paul V 2
239
The Second Apocalypse of James V 4
249
The Apocalypse of Adam V 5
256
The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles VI 1
265
The Thunder Perfect Mind VI 2
271
Authoritative Teaching VI 3
278
Zostrianos VIII 1
368
The Letter of Peter to Philip VIII 2
394
The Thought of Norea IX 2
404
Marsanes X 1
417
The Interpretation of Knowledge XI 1
427
A Valentinian Exposition XI 2 with On the Anointing
435
Allogenes XI 3
443
Hypsiphrone XI 4
453
Fragments XII 3
460
The Gospel of Mary BG 8502 1
471
Index of Proper Names
478
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