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By Willis Barnstone

The folks we’ve come to name gnostics have been passionate advocates of the view that salvation comes via wisdom and private adventure, and their ardour shines via within the outstanding physique of writings they produced over a interval of greater than a millennium and a part. Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer have created a translation that brings the gnostic voices to us from around the centuries with notable strength and beauty—beginning with texts from the earliest years of Christianity—including fabric from the Nag Hammadi library—and carrying on with all of the means as much as expressions of gnostic knowledge came across inside of Islam and within the Cathar stream of the center a while. The twenty-one texts integrated right here function a compact creation to Gnosticism and its valuable ideas—and additionally they offer an entrée to the pleasures of gnostic literature ordinarily, representing, as they do, the best masterpieces of that culture.

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