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  • The Gnostic Gospelsby Elaine Pagels

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.00

    Praise for The Gnostic Gospels Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award ?An intellectually elegant, concise study . . . The economy with which [Pagels] evokes the world of early Christianity is a marvel.? ? The New Yorker ?The first major and eminently readable book on gnosticism benefiting from the discovery in 1945 of a collection of... more...

  • A Companion to Second-Century Christian 'Heretics'by Antti Marjanen; Petri Luomanen

    BRILL 2005; US$ 169.00

    The book deals with thinkers and movements that were embraced by many second-century religious seekers but which are now largely forgotten or known only as ?heretics?: Basilides, Sethianism, Valentinus? school, Marcion, Tatian, Bardaisan, Montanists, Cerinthus, Ebionites, Nazarenes, Jewish-Christianity of the Pseudo-Clementines, and Elchasites. more...

  • Femme, Gnose et Manichéismeby Madeleine Scopello

    BRILL 2005; US$ 150.00

    The present volume offers twelve studies dealing with feminine figures in Gnosticism and Manichaeism. In Part One (?Images et symboles?), the Author unveils the hidden meaning of some feminine figures having played a role on the mythical scene of those trends. Some of these figures, borrowed from other traditions, have been deeply reworked by Gnostics... more...

  • A Brief History of Heresyby G. R. Evans

    Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95

    "A clear and elegant book." The Guardian "What Gill Evans's lively and accessible study shows is that if the Church today is to proceed towards a unity truly based upon Christ, we need to distinguish between desirably dissident ‘whistle-blowers’ where the official Church has gotten out of step with its founder, and those voices of... more...

  • The Power to Change Todayby Gregory Dickow

    Faithwords 2009; US$ 9.99

    How many people go through their days feeling dissatisfied or even feeling their lives have no purpose or meaning? Perhaps money, time or love seem in short supply. Or one doesn't have the body they'd like or the perfect job or the perfect mate. What kind of faith can give the strength and encouragement to break free from emotional and spiritual... more...

  • The Wonder of His Loveby Nancy Stafford

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.99

    In thirty-one biblical, highly personal meditations, Nancy Stafford leads us to the edge of an endless sea?the vast, incomprehensible ocean of God?s love. Nancy reflects upon the terrible beauty of His love, the wonder of forgiveness, waiting in His love, mystery and intimacy, and the calming reality of love that never fails. Each meditation includes... more...

  • Against the Protestant Gnosticsby Philip J. Lee

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 62.99

    In this penetrating and provocative assessment of the current state of religion and its effects on society at large, Philip J. Lee criticizes conservatives and liberals alike as he traces gnostic motifs to the very roots of American Protestantism. With references to an extraordinary spectrum of writings from sources as diverse as John Calvin, Martin... more...

  • Furious Pursuitby Tim King; Frank Martin

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.99

    You?re not defined by what you?ve done. You?re defined by Who pursues you. What if you could believe that God not only chases you, but has yet to leave your side for a second, has yet to go a minute without courting you, whispering in your heart, I?m right here ? What if you could believe that God is never distant, never out of reach, never indifferent... more...

  • The Secret Teachings of Jesusby Marvin Meyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.95

    In December 1945, two Egyptian fellahin, digging for natural fertilizer in the Nile River valley unearthed a sealed storage jar. The jar proved to hold treasure of an unexpected sort: a collection of some fifty-two ancient manuscripts, most of which reflect the teachings of a mystical religious movement we call Gnosticism (from the Greek word gnosis,... more...

  • Relentless Loveby Lisa Harper

    Howard Books 2010; US$ 13.95

    Are you ready to be found? Open the pages of this book, and open your hear to His relentless love . If you are honest enough to admit that you aren't perfect, this book will guide you to a Redeemer whose love for you isn't bound by your behavior. If you need to know that God's love will remain steadfast and true?no matter what?this book is for... more...