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Voices of Gnosticism: Interviews with Elaine Pagels, Marvin Meyer, Bart Ehrman, Bruce Chilton and Other Leading Scholars


Voices of Gnosticism: Interviews with Elaine Pagels, Marvin Meyer, Bart Ehrman, Bruce Chilton and Other Leading Scholars

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    Miguel Conner(Author) Andrew Phillip Smith(Foreword)
For several years, Miguel Conner has engaged the most prominent writers and scholars on Gnosticism and early Christianity on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. These interviews with 13 leading scholars represent one of the best ways to get to know ancient Gnosticism, the movement that has inspired Dan Brown, Philip Pullman, Philip K. Dick and The Matrix movies. Read what the best minds have to say about the Gnostic sects, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Judas, Mary Magdalene, heresy, the origins of Gnosticism, and the original teachings of Jesus.Elaine Pagels * Marvin Meyer * Bart Ehrman * Bruce Chilton * Stevan Davies * David Fideler * Birger Pearson * John Turner * Einar Thomassen * Jason BeDuhn * Karen King * Jane Schaberg * April DeConick“Gets at the Gnostics as they were, not as many people today would like them to be.” Bruce Chilton, author of The Way of Jesus and Rabbi Paul“Aeon Byte is one of the most exciting and far-seeing programs in the world of Webcasting.” Richard Smoley, author of Forbidden Faith, The Dice Game of Shiva, and Inner Christianity“A great help to all who possess an interest in and/or devotion to the Gnostic tradition. Warmly recommended!” Stephan Hoeller, author of Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing and Jung and the Lost Gospels“An invaluable resource for those interested in the history and continuing relevance of Gnosticism.”Sean Martin, author of The Gnostics: The First Christian Heretics, The Cathars, and The Knights Templar“Sophia and her aeonic friends should be delighted.” Marvin Meyer, author of The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus, The Gospels of Mary“You are holding in your hands a Gnostic gem, a book that contains the rich wisdom of thirteen world-renowned scholars who study Gnosticism and the classical world.” April D. DeConick, author of The Thirteenth Apostle
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  • By Russell J. Weston on 21 December 2011

    I have read a fair number of books on "the gnosis" & gnosticism over the years & this is right up there with the best. The source & content of this book is a series of interviews from Miguel Conner's unsurpassed & delicious Aeon Byte Podcast.For me, the beauty of this book is that it gives you a wonderful overview of the diversity & depth of thinking of current research, from 13 of the leading voices of gnostic "academia". I put the word academia in inverted commas, because each interview oozes passion, adventure, curiosity & an openness to the topic. When I first read "The Power of Myth" - a series of interviews with the mythologist, Joseph Campbell - it called to something inside of me that was deep & unspoken. This book resonates in a similar way & it leaves me with a much greater appreciation of that wonderfully diverse group of spiritual/psychic explorers called "the gnostics", as well as a richer understanding of how diverse, speculative & fluid early Christianity was, before it became organized, militarized, homogenized & literalized.For me, Miguel Conners' "Voices of Gnosticism" takes it's place alongside Pagels' "The Gnostic Gospels", as a book that will ignite the hearts & minds of those interested in the ancient gnostics, as well as an entry point to those new to these intrepid explorers.

  • By Susan Hall on 16 August 2013

    I enjoyed the multiple perspectives of these highly acclaimed specialists. They were obviously experts in their field but were also able to communicate with interested outsiders with a lay interest.

  • By Andy K on 19 April 2016

    Very deep. Start your study of Gnosticism here.

  • By Mark Wright on 10 October 2013

    Haven't finished reading yet but enjoying this book immensely. Found out about it through listening to a podcast called "Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio" on iTunes, fantastic show with a superb host "Miguel Conner".Thanks for all you do Miguel :) you have a gift in getting through to us pneumatic's. Thoroughly recommend.

  • By Kenneth MacKinnon on 10 September 2013

    Good selection of representative interviewees, skilfully interviewed. The verbatim accounts provide an excellent overview of the range of current scholarship on gnosticism, and leading figures involved in contemporary gnostic practice.

  • By katherine Needham on 31 July 2013

    It is great to hear so many views on this subject .I liked the question and answer format he used

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