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e-Book The Gnostic Scriptures epub download

Author: Bentley Layton
ISBN: 0334026253
Publisher: SCM Press; New Ed edition (May 1, 1996)
Language: English
Category: Bible Study & Reference
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e-Book The Gnostic Scriptures epub download

by Bentley Layton



Bentley's "Gnostic Scriptures", while it may not be as complete as the Nag Hammadi Library, is for me the more useful volume. The introductions are very detailed, and many conventions of this arcane type of literature are clarified.

Bentley's "Gnostic Scriptures", while it may not be as complete as the Nag Hammadi Library, is for me the more useful volume.

The Gnostic Scriptures book. Bentley Layton's translation of gnostic scriptures provides a great supplement to Robinson's Nag Hammadi Library

The Gnostic Scriptures book. Bentley Layton's translation of gnostic scriptures provides a great supplement to Robinson's Nag Hammadi Library. He presents one of the best and most concise general introductions to the extremely complicated gnostic mythology of anything I have yet to read. His collection of scriptures includes tractates that are not in Nag Hammadi such as the Hermetic text "Poimandres.

Bentley Layton (born 1941), is Professor of Religious Studies (Ancient Christianity) and Professor of Near Eastern .

Bentley Layton’s The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism. Layton is particularly brilliant in his appreciation of Valentinus, the central Gnostic visionary, whose Gospel of Truth is marvelously served in this translation. Harold Bloom, author of The Book of J and The Western Canon.

The works in this collection are heretical - a heretical counterpart of the holy scriptures of Christianity and Judaism (which gnostics also read). But despite their highly unorthodox character, these works shed great light on the theology, atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism.

Title: Gnostic Scriptures By: Bentley Layton Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 576 Vendor: Yale University Press .

Title: Gnostic Scriptures By: Bentley Layton Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 576 Vendor: Yale University Press Publication Date: 2007. Weight: 1 pound 6 ounces ISBN: 0300140134 ISBN-13: 9780300140132 Series: Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library Stock No: WW140132. Publisher's Description. ▲. This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provides a crucial look at the theology, religious atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism.

Bentley Layton's The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism. Layton is particularly brilliant in his appreciation of Valentinus, the central Gnostic visionary, whose Gospel of Truth is marvelously served in this translation' (Harold Bloom). This volume, which presents nearly all the relevant texts in a new.

Bentley Layton (born 12 August 1941), is Professor of Religious Studies (Ancient Christianity) and Professor of Near .

Bentley Layton?s The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism.

Bentley Layton's The Gnostic Scriptures is the one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism. No other translations are within light-years of Layton's in eloquence, pathos, and accuracy while no other commentaries match his as an introduction to this perpetually relevant religious stance. Layton is particularly brilliant in his appreciation of Valentinus, the central Gnostic visionary, whose Gospel of Truth is marvelously served in this translation' (Harold Bloom). 'This volume, which presents nearly all the relevant texts in a new English translation, is to be warmly welcomed...One particularly valuable feature is that Layton has included translations of all the relevant sections from patristic sources to place alongside the Gnostic texts themselves. As well as translating the texts, Layton has also given extended introductions to the various writings, dealing with different facets of Gnostic studies and placing the texts in their (possible) historical contexts. The result is an extremely useful resource for studying these Gnostic writings' (Kings Theological Review)
Mikarr
Excellent translations and analysis of gnostic literature. The most comprehensive and convenient collection on the subject of gnostic religion.
AnnyMars
Very good specific read
Swiang
Bentley's "Gnostic Scriptures", while it may not be as complete as the Nag Hammadi Library, is for me the more useful volume. The introductions are very detailed, and many conventions of this arcane type of literature are clarified. I don't really understand some of the complaints in the other reviews. Books are grouped by school of thought, and the order seems very logical to me. Many writings are fragmented, and those who wish to read this kind of thing need to learn to deal with brackets. The translation job is generally quite a bit more illuminating than other translations of the same material I have read. This is an excellent resource.