This book explores the findings of the Nag Hammadi library, a collection of gnostic texts discovered in 1945. The author examines these texts, which were excluded from the canonical Bible, and discusses their implications for our understanding of early Christianity. The book delves into the diversity of beliefs in early Christian communities, the role of women in these groups, and the political and theological reasons behind the formation of the orthodox Christian canon.
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- 72nd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
- As if You Don't Have Enough to Read, Best Non-Fiction from the NY Times Writers (New York Times)