The Gnostic Gospels

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    Scholars investigating the Nag Hammadi find discovered that some of the texts tell the origin of the human race in terms very different from the usual reading of Genesis: the Testimony of Truth, for example, tells the story of the Garden of Eden from the viewpoint of the serpent! Here the serpent, long known to appear in Gnostic literature as the principle of divine wisdom, convinces Adam and Eve to partake of knowledge while "the Lord" threatens them with death, trying jealously to prevent them from attaining knowledge, and expelling them from Paradise when they achieve it.

    Another text, mysteriously entitled The Thunder, Perfect Mind, offers an extraordinary poem spoken in the voice of a feminine divine power:

    For I am the first and the last. I am the honored one and the scorned one.
    I am the whore and the holy one.
    I am the wife and the virgin....
    I am the barren one, and many are her sons....
    I am the silence that is incomprehensible....
    I am the utterance of my name.
    The Story Of The Storytellers - The Gnostic Gospels | From Jesus To Christ | FRONTLINE | PBS

    I thought those of us who are interested could discuss the relevance of the Gnostic Gospels in understanding Christianity in a broader perspective.

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