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Bibil Identifier bibil:239459
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Books of Jeu and the Pistis Sophia as Handbooks to Eternity
Title (English, ) Exploring the Gnostic Mysteries of the Ineffable
Author Evans, Erin
Series Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies (Volume: 89)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 68/89
Place 228 NAG.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-28446-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages x Pages
284 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Despite the surge of interest in Gnostic texts following the discovery of the Nag Hammadi library, the Coptic Books of Jeu and Pistis Sophia remain understudied. Often dismissed as convoluted, confused, and repetitious, Erin Evans convincingly shows that these texts represent the writings of a distinct religious group with a consistent system of theology, cosmology, and ritual practice. This book offers an in-depth examination of these texts, their relationship to other contemporary Gnostic ideas, and their use in the context of a practicing religious group. Three thematic sections demonstrate how the collection of texts functions as a whole, covering baptisms and mystical ascent procedures, guides to moral living, and introductory texts and myths.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Books of Jeu
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Codex Askewianus (London, BL Add. 5114) : Pistis Sophia
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Baptism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Themes : Salvation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : World View / Cosmology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Themes : World
Genres Commentary
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