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The success of books such as Elaine Pagels's Gnostic Gospels and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code proves beyond a doubt that there is a tremendous thirst today for finding the hidden truths of Christianity - truths that may have been lost or buried by institutional religion over the last two millennia.

In Forbidden Faith, Richard Smoley narrates a popular history of one such truth, the ancient esoteric religion of gnosticism, which flourished between the first and fourth centuries AD, but whose legacy remains even today, having survived secretly throughout the ages.

©2006 Richard Smoley (P)2020 Tantor

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Amazing

As always, very informative and mind blowing. I just hope more of Richard Smoley's books become available in audible

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Diving deep

Loving Every detail of the forbidden faith it's very captivating and interesting for somebody discovering themself

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Excellent start to finish

This book is the most clearly drawn genealogy of Gnosticism, it's philosophy and how its current has traveled through the centuries.

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An absolute must for understanding Gnosticism.

This work is crucial to the greater understanding and association of Gnosticism in history and life.

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Gnosis

this was a great discussion of gnosticism throughout time. will listen to more Richard Smoley