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Meyer, Marvin W.

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The Gospel of Judas : from Codex Tchacos by Rodolphe Kasser( Book )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 2,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bound papyrus pages of this lost gospel finally reached scholars who could unlock its meaning, they were astounded. Here was a gospel that had not been seen since the early days of Christianity, and which few experts had even thought existed--a gospel told from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, history's ultimate traitor. And far from being a villain, the Judas that emerges in its pages is a hero. In this radical reinterpretation, Jesus asks Judas to betray him. In contrast to the New Testament Gospels, Judas Iscariot is presented as a role model for all those who wish to be disciples of Jesus. He is the one apostle who truly understands Jesus. This volume is the first publication of the remarkable gospel since it was condemned as heresy by early Church leaders, most notably by St. Irenaeus, in 180.--From publisher description
The Ancient mysteries : a sourcebook : sacred texts of the mystery religions of the ancient Mediterranean world( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gnostic Bible( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Gnosticism was a wide-ranging religious movement of the first millennium CE--with earlier antecedents and later flourishings--whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. For example, some gnostic texts suggest that god should be celebrated as both mother and father, and the self-knowledge is the supreme path to the divine. Only in the past fifty years has it become clear how far the gnostic influence spread in ancient and medieval religions--and what a marvelous body of scriptures it produced. This is the first time that such a rich and diverse collection of gnostic texts have been brought together in a single volume, in translations that allow the spirit of the original texts to shine. The selections gathered here, in poetic, readable translation, represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar expressions of gnostic spirituality. Their regions of origin include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. Also included are introductions, notes, an extensive glossary, and a wealth of suggestions for further reading
The secret teachings of Jesus : four Gnostic gospels( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first translation of Gnostic texts from the Nag Hammadi manuscript, intended for a general audience, includes "The Secret Book of James," "The Gospel of Thomas," "The Book of Thomas," and "The Secret Book of John."
The Gospel of Thomas : the hidden sayings of Jesus by Marvin W Meyer( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this fresh and masterful translation, Marvin Meyer presents one of the world's best-loved sacred texts. Honed over the last twenty years through a dozen versions, Meyer's Thomas promises to remain the definitive translation for decades to come." "Widely regarded by scholars as containing many of the original sayings of Jesus, The Gospel of Thomas was discovered in 1945 among the gnostic texts at Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt. Reportedly dictated by Jesus to his brother, Judas Thomas the Twin, founder of the churches of the East, Thomas reveals a Jesus who merges with the wisdom of the sophists, with Diogenes, Plato, and Socrates." "In his interpretation, Harold Bloom writes about the Jesus who touches him, the uncanny voice he hears in the Gospel of Thomas, free of the dogmatic cast that has held Jesus in ecclesiastical captivity since the canonical Gospels were written. "Seeing what is before you is the whole art of vision for Thomas's Jesus," he writes. "Nothing mediates the self for the Jesus of the Gospel of Thomas. Everything we seek is already in our presence, and not outside our self. What is most remarkable in these sayings is the repeated insistence that everything is already open to you. You need but knock and enter."" "Through Marvin Meyer's lucid rendering of Christ's Zen master-like sayings we witness a gospel that, as Bloom puts it, "spares us the crucifixion, makes the resurrection unnecessary, and does not present us with a God named Jesus. No dogmas could be founded upon this sequence (if it is a sequence) of apothegms. If you turn to the Gospel of Thomas, you encounter a Jesus who is unsponsored and free.""--Jacket
The Gospels of Mary : the secret tradition of Mary Magdalene, the companion of Jesus by Marvin W Meyer( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the role of Mary Magdalene in the origins of Christianity presents the "Gospel of Mary" and other religious writings, contending that the Church suppressed her story and that she was among Jesus's closest followers
The Gnostic discoveries : the impact of the Nag Hammadi library by Marvin W Meyer( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945 an Egyptian peasant discovered a jar filled with ancient manuscripts. Painstakingly restored and translated, these fragments came to be known as the Nag Hammadi library. Included are gospels of Jesus's life that never made it into the modern Christian Bible as well as a treasury of lost, esoteric wisdom that portrays a side of Christianity suppressed by the institutionalized church. Through them we glimpse an alternative perspective on Jesus and his earliest followers, including the influence of Gnosticism on their beliefs. "Gnosticism" designates a series of ancient religious movements which permeated Judaism, Greco-Roman religion, and what now appear to be different varieties of Christianity. Some of these alternative views, including Jesus's relationship to Mary Magdalene, have revolutionized biblical scholarship. Meyer provides an overview of all the texts and their contents and discussing their meaning and significance for us today.--From publisher description
The gnostic Gospels of Jesus : the definitive collection of mystical gospels and secret books about Jesus of Nazareth by Marvin W Meyer( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus offers fresh English translations of some of the earliest and most reliable texts that shed light on the Christian messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. The astounding discovery sixty years ago by an Egyptian camel driver of a jar filled with ancient papyrus manuscripts, known collectively as the Nag Hammadi library, was one of the archaeological finds of the century. These fragments at Nag Hammadi, painstakingly restored and translated, reveal an alternative perspective on Jesus and the beliefs of many of his earliest followers."--Jacket
Ancient Christian magic : coptic texts of ritual power by Marvin W Meyer( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judas : the definitive collection of gospels and legends about the infamous Apostle of Jesus by Marvin W Meyer( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete collection of the ancient texts attributed to Judas Iscariot offers insight into theories that the biblical betrayer was actually Jesus's most trusted companion and may have been innocent of the acts for which he has been historically condemned
The Nag Hammadi scriptures by Marvin W Meyer( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive English translation of the Nag Hammadi Scriptures, a group of ancient manuscripts uncovered in 1945 that are the basis of the mystical tradition called Gnosticism
The Gospel of Judas by John B Bredar( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars and theologians discuss the discovery of the Gospel of Judas, how it was restored, and its implications for Christianity
Ancient magic and ritual power by Paul Allan Mirecki( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a series of provocative essays that explore expressions of magic and ritual power in the ancient world. The essays are authored by leading scholars in the fields of Egyptology, ancient Near Eastern studies, the Hebrew Bible, Judaica, classical Greek and Roman studies, early Christianity and patristics, and Coptology. Throughout the book the essays examine the terms employed in descriptions of ancient magic. From this examination comes a clarification of magic as a polemical term of exclusion but also an understanding of the classical Egyptian and early Greek conceptions of magic as a more neutral category of inclusion. This book should prove to be foundational for future scholarly studies of ancient magic and ritual power
Jesus then & now : images of Jesus in history and Christology( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic and ritual in the ancient world by Paul Allan Mirecki( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Secret Gospels : essays on Thomas and the secret Gospel of Mark by Marvin W Meyer( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marvin Meyer is one of the leading experts on the secret gospelsGÇöGospel of Thomas, Secret Gospel of Mark, and othersGÇöwho has changed forever how we read the canonical gospels and understand early Christianity. In this new collection of his work, Meyer looks at these revolutionary texts in original and illuminating ways. He writes, for example, about the naked youths in the villa of the Mysteries. On the walls of a villa in Pompeii, a famous mural depicts a naked male reading from a scroll, a look of wonder on his face. A naked youth again appears in the Gospel of Mark, abandoning his garmen
The letter of Peter to Philip : text, translation, and commentary by Marvin W Meyer( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown sayings of Jesus by Marvin W Meyer( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uitspraken die in deze vorm niet in de Bijbel of het Thomas-evangelie voorkomen, met als centraal thema dat het goddelijk geheim in ons innerlijk rust en dat wij onze diepste verlangens naar God vervuld zien als wij de weg naar ons innerlijk vinden
The "Mithras liturgy"( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who do people say I am? : the interpretation of Jesus in the New Testament Gospels by Marvin W Meyer( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Gospel of Judas : from Codex Tchacos
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Marvin Meyer American academic

Marvin Meyer Amerikaans vertaler (1948-2012)

Meyer, Marvin.

Meyer, Marvin 1948-2012

Meyer, Marvin (Marvin W.), 1948-2012

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Meyer, Marvin W. 1948-

Meyer, Marvin Wayne 1948-2012

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The Ancient mysteries : a sourcebook : sacred texts of the mystery religions of the ancient Mediterranean worldThe Gnostic BibleThe secret teachings of Jesus : four Gnostic gospelsThe Gospel of Thomas : the hidden sayings of JesusThe Gospels of Mary : the secret tradition of Mary Magdalene, the companion of JesusThe Gnostic discoveries : the impact of the Nag Hammadi libraryThe gnostic Gospels of Jesus : the definitive collection of mystical gospels and secret books about Jesus of NazarethAncient Christian magic : coptic texts of ritual power