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    • Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

    • By: David Brakke, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: David Brakke
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
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    This fascinating 24-lecture course is a richly detailed guide to the theology, sacred writings, rituals, and outstanding human figures of the Gnostic movements. What we call "Gnosticism" comprised a number of related religious ideologies and movements, all of which sought " gnosis," or immediate, direct, and intimate knowledge of God. The Gnostics had many scriptures, but unlike the holy texts of other religions, Gnostic scriptures were often modified over time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A excellent overview of early Gnostic traditions

    • By Jacobus on 03-07-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Apocryphal Jesus

    • By: The Great Courses, David Brakke
    • Narrated by: David Brakke
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    The New Testament gives us 27 canonical texts - gospels, letters, and more - but these works are only a tiny fraction of the many volumes written about the life of Jesus, his family, and the apostles. This alternative body of literature falls under the category of "apocrypha", which means "hidden" or "secret", and it offers fascinating insights into the early Christian world. But these early Christian apocryphal works are more than historical curiosities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Writings that influenced holy canons.

    • By Greeny on 05-10-17

    Regular price: $34.95