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Books on Gnosticism:

The blockbuster move "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003) is based on a Gnostic worldview. It is fueling an increased interest among the public in Gnosticism.

If you are only buying one book on Gnosticism, we recommend "Beyond Belief" by Elaine Pagels. Other books are:

bulletDan Brown, "The Da Vinci Code," Doubleday (2003). This is a murder mystery centered on the quest for the Holy Grail, and is based on the Nag Hummadi documents. Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
bulletC.S. Clifton, "Encyclopedia of Heresies and Heretics", ABC-CLIO, (1992). Review/order this book
bulletAndrew Harvey Davies, "The Gospel of Thomas: Annotated and Explained," SkyLight Illumination, (2002). Review/order this book
bulletG. Filoramo, "A History of Gnosticism, Basil Blackwood Ltd, (Reprinted 1992).  Review/order this book
bulletR.W. Funk, et al, "The Five Gospels : What Did Jesus Really Say? The Search for the AUTHENTIC Words of Jesus," Harper SanFrancisco, (Reprinted 1997). This includes new translations of the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, John and Thomas. These translations are hated by many conservative Christians, and loved by many liberals. Thus it received only a three star rating. Review/order this book
bulletStuart Holroyd, "The Elements of Gnosticism", Element Books, (1994) Review/order this book
bulletMarvin Meyer:
bullet"The Gospel of Thomas: The hidden sayings of Jesus," Harper San Francisco, (1992). Review/order this book
bullet"The Secret Teachings of Jesus: Four Gnostic Gospels," Vintage Books (1986).  the Included are translations of the Secret Book of James, the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Thong, and the Secret Book of John. Review/order this book
bulletElaine Pagels:
bullet"The Gnostic Gospels", Vintage (Reissue 1989). This book won the National Book Award. Review/order this book
bullet"The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters," Trinity Press, (Reprint 1992). Review/order this book
bullet"Beyond Belief: The secret Gospel of Thomas," Random House, (2003). She discusses the diversity of belief in early Christianity. She describes the conflicts between the Gospel of John, from which much later Christian theology was derived, and the Gospel of Thomas, which teaches an alternative spirituality. An amazing book. Review/order this book
bulletJames Robinson, "The Nag Hammadi Library in English: Revised edition," Harper SanFrancisco, (Reprinted 1990). Review/order this book
bulletKurt Rudolph, "Gnosis: The nature and History of Gnosticism", Harper, San Francisco, (1987). Review/order this book

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