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Pearson, Birger A. (Birger Albert) 1934-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 203 publications in 3 languages and 5,072 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Dictionaries  Sources  Sermons  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Collector
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Most widely held works by Birger A Pearson
The Roots of Egyptian Christianity by Birger A Pearson( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The A to Z of the Coptic Church by Gawdat Gabra( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Coptic Church is based on the teaching of Saint Mark, who brought Christianity to Egypt during the first century. Copts, members of the Coptic Church, comprise the largest Christian community in the Middle East. The Coptic Church is more than nineteen centuries old and has produced thousands of texts and biblical and theological studies. Today, there are more than one million members of the Coptic Church, but the majority lives abroad in North America and Australia. Most left Egypt primarily because of economic and political discrimination." "The A to Z of the Coptic Church, through its chronology; introductory essay; bibliography; and more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations, structures, theological practices of the church, literature and liturgy, and monasteries and churches, details the history of this fascinating institution and its followers."--BOOK JACKET
Gnosticism, Judaism, and Egyptian Christianity by Birger Albert Pearson( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author places Gnosticism in its historical context and describes its manifold relationships to Judaism, early Christianity, and ancient Platonism, with special emphasis on the impact of Gnosticism on early Egyptian Christianity up to the seventh century
Ancient Gnosticism : traditions and literature by Birger A Pearson( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Future of early Christianity : essays in honor of Helmut Koester by Helmut Koester( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pneumatikos-psychikos terminology in 1 Corinthians; a study in the theology of the Corinthian opponents of Paul and its relation to gnosticism by Birger A Pearson( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of the Christian religion : essays on early Christianity by Birger A Pearson( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Birger Pearson argues for the study of Christianity as "one of the religions of the world." He proposes that the study of the New Testament and other early Christian literature be moved out of the realm of theology and into the area of comparative research in religion. The book therefore addresses the problematic of Christian origins, that is, the historical process by which a new religion, Christianity, emerges out of an older one, Second Temple Judaism. Included are studies ranging from the prehistory of Christianity (Jesus, together with an illuminating lengthy and detailed critical analysis of the work of the Jesus Seminar and the trends in current North American gospel research it reflects) into the New Testament and up to the fourth century
Historical dictionary of the Coptic Church by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Coptic Church is based on the teaching of Saint Mark, who brought Christianity to Egypt during the first century. Copts, members of the Coptic Church, comprise the largest Christian community in the Middle East. The Coptic Church is more than nineteen centuries old and has produced thousands of texts and biblical and theological studies. Today, there are more than one million members of the Coptic Church, but the majority lives abroad in North America and Australia. Most left Egypt primarily because of economic and political discrimination." "Historical Dictionary of the Coptic Church, through its chronology; introductory essay; bibliography; and more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations, structures, theological practices of the church, literature and liturgy, and monasteries and churches, details the history of this fascinating institution and its followers."--Jacket
Religious syncretism in antiquity : essays in conversation with Geo Widengren by Geo Widengren( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gnosticism and Christianity in Roman and Coptic Egypt by Birger A Pearson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nag Hammadi codices IX and X( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nag Hammadi Codex VII( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Coptic and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the critical edition of the five tractates in Nag Hammadi Codex VII, with codex introduction (by Frederick Wisse), introductions, Coptic text, and English translations and notes, of the The Paraphrase of Shem (Frederick Wisse), Second Treatise of the Great Seth (Gregory Riley), Apocalypse of Peter (M. Desjardins and James Brashler), The Teachings of Silvanus (Malcolm Peel and Jan Zandee) and The Three Steles of Seth (James Goehring and James M. Robinson)
Words to live by : journeys in ancient and modern Egyptian monasticism by Tim Vivian( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Personal accounts of journeys to present-day monasteries in Egypt and translations of ancient monastic texts"--Provided by publisher
Philo and the gnostics on man and salvation : protocol of the twenty-ninth colloquy, 17 April, 1977 by Center for Hermeneutical Studies in Hellenistic and Modern Culture( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Coptic homilies attributed to Saint Peter of Alexandria : On riches, On the Epiphany by Pierre d'Alexandrie( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and Coptic and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gospel according to the Jesus Seminar by Birger A Pearson( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earliest Christianity in Egypt : some observations by Birger A Pearson( Book )

6 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practicing Gnosis : ritual, magic, theurgy, and liturgy in Nag Hammadi, Manichaean and other ancient literature : essays in honor of Birger A. Pearson by April DeConick( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in Practicing Gnosis demonstrate that the Gnostics were not necessarily trendy intellectuals seeking epistomological certainities. Instead, this book explores how Gnostics were seeking religious experiences that relied on practices including ritual, magic, liturgy, and theurgy. This book celebrates the career of Birger A. Pearson
Early Christianity and gnosticism in the history of religion by Birger A Pearson( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus & his first followers : what current archaeology and Biblical research are telling us( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholars discuss how recent discoveries of lost gospels and archeological remains are changing our vision of Jesus' world."--Container
 
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Ancient Gnosticism : traditions and literature
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Gnosticism, Judaism, and Egyptian ChristianityAncient Gnosticism : traditions and literatureThe pneumatikos-psychikos terminology in 1 Corinthians; a study in the theology of the Corinthian opponents of Paul and its relation to gnosticismThe emergence of the Christian religion : essays on early ChristianityHistorical dictionary of the Coptic ChurchGnosticism and Christianity in Roman and Coptic EgyptWords to live by : journeys in ancient and modern Egyptian monasticism
Alternative Names
Birger Pearson

Pearson, Birger 1934-

Pearson, Birger A.

Pearson, Birger A. 1934-

Pearson, Birger Albert.

Pearson, Birger Albert 1934-

Languages
English (133)

Coptic (6)

Latin (1)