Table of contents for The Gnostic Bible / edited by Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer.

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acknowledgments ix gnosticism, gnostics, and the gnostic bible 
? Marvin Meyer 1 
letting in the light: translating holy texts ? Willis Barnstone 21 
part one Early Wisdom Gospels 29 introduction ? Marvin Meyer 31 
1. The Gospel of Thomas 43 
2. The Gospel of John 70 
part two Literature of Gnostic Wisdom 105 introduction ? Marvin Meyer 107 
3. The Book of Baruch ? Justin 119 sethian literature 
4. The Gospel of Judas 135 
5. The Secret Book of John 155 
6. The Reality of the Rulers 186 
7. The Revelation of Adam 198 
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8. Three Forms of First Thought 209 
9. The Three Steles of Seth 221 
10. The Vision of the Foreigner 232 
11. The Sermon of Zostrianos 235 
12. The Baptismal Ceremony of the Gospel of the Egyptians 238 
13. Thunder 244 
14. The Letter of Peter to Philip 253 
valentinian literature 
15. The Gospel of Truth 259 
16. The Gospel of Philip 277 
17. The Letter to Flora ? Ptolemy 319 
18. Commentary on the Gospel of John ? Herakleon 327 
19. The Treatise on Resurrection 346 
20. The Prayer of the Messenger Paul 352 
21. Valentinian Liturgical Readings 355 
22. The Secret Book of James 360 
23. The Round Dance of the Cross 371 
thomas and other syrian literature 
24. The Songs of Solomon 377 
25. The Song of the Pearl 406 
26. The Book of Thomas 415 
additional literature of gnostic wisdom 
27. The Exegesis on the Soul 425 
28. On the Origin of the World 434 
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29. The Paraphrase of Shem 458 
30. The Second Treatise of the Great Seth 485 
31. The Gospel of Mary 497 
32. The Naassene Sermon 502 
part three Hermetic Literature 515 introduction ? Willis Barnstone 517 
33. Poimandres 522 
34. The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth 532 
35. The Prayer of Thanksgiving 541 
part four Mandaean Literature 545 introduction ? Nathaniel Deutsch 547 
36. The Ginza 556 
37. Hibil¿s Lament from the Book of John 575 
38. Songs from the Mandaean Liturgy 581 
part five Manichaean Literature 587 introduction ? Paul Mirecki 589 
39. On the Origin of His Body 601 
40. The Story of the Death of Mani 613 
41. Kephalaia 618 
42. The Coptic Manichaean Songbook 636 
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43. Parthian Songs 659 
44. The Great Song to Mani 667 
part six Islamic Mystical Literature 675 introduction ? Marvin Meyer 677 
45. The Mother of Books 685 
part seven Cathar Literature 747 introduction ? Willis Barnstone 749 
46. The Gospel of the Secret Supper 760 
47. The Book of the Two Principles 771 
48. A Nun¿s Sermon 782 
epilogue: historical meditation on the inner light of gnosis ? Willis Barnstone 785 glossary 821 bibliography further reading 841 sources cited 855 index of proper names 869 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Gnosticism.