Gnostic Bible Gnostic Texts of Mystical Wisdom from the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

ISBN-10: 1570622426

ISBN-13: 9781570622427

Edition: 2003

Authors: Willis Barnstone, Marvin Meyer

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This is a comprehensive compilation of gnostic texts. Dating from the first to the thirteenth centuries, these gnostic tests represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic and Cathar forms of gnostic spirituality.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/2/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 880
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Willis Barnstone was born in Lewiston, Maine. He attended Bowdoin, Columbia, and Yale, earning his doctorate. Barnstone taught in Greece from 1949 to 1951, and in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War. He went to China during the Cultural Revolution, where he was later a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at Beijing Foreign Studies University from 1984 to 1985. Barnstone has authored more than forty books, poetry collections, poetry translations, philosophical and religious texts. He is a former O'Connor Professor of Greek at Colgate University, is a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and is in the Institute of Biblical and Literary Studies at Indiana University. He has received numerous awards for his work, among them the Emily Dickinson Award, the W. H. Auden Award, and a PEN/Book-of-the-Month-Club Special Citation for translation. Barnstone was also a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry. His titles include The Complete Poems of Sappho,, Translated with an Introduction, Ancient Greek Lyrics, Love Poems, and Caf� de l'Aube � Paris, Dawn Caf� in Paris: Poems Composed in French and Their Translation in English.

Marvin Meyer is one of the foremost scholars on early Christianity and texts about Jesus outside the New Testament. He is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. Among his recent books are The Gospel of Judas , The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus , The Gospels of Mary , The Gospel of Thomas , and The Nag Hammadi Scriptures .

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