The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts

The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts

A Firsthand Account of The Expedition That Shook the Foundations of Christianity

Paperback384pp Illustrated227x152mm

9781594770456     Product Code: 504659


Jean Doresse was a member of the party of archaeologists who first investigated the important collection of Gnostic texts found during the 1940s at a remote site in Upper Egypt. In this volume (first published in French in 1958) he describes that expedition, presents information about each of the manuscripts and explains what the 44 texts reveal about early Christian beliefs. The book ends with a translation and analysis of the Gospel according to Thomas.

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