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26 January 2020 | By Walter Ewing Crum | Filed in: coptic language.

The definitive Coptic dictionaryCrum s work is the result of than thirty years of research and collaboration with numerous scholars Originally published in 1939, it immediately became, and has remained, the definitive dictionary of the Coptic language Each word is given with variant

Early Egyptian Christianity: From Its Origins to 451 CE

26 January 2020 | By C. Wilfred Griggs | Filed in: coptic language.

In this well documented and clear study, the history of Christianity in Egypt is discussed It critically and attractively focuses on early Egyptian Christianity, from its earliest recorded origins to the Council of Chalcedon in 451 CE That was the moment, after the separation from the Catholic

The Gnostic Bible

26 January 2020 | By Willis Barnstone | Filed in: coptic language.

Gnosticism was a wide ranging religious movement of the first millennium CE with earlier antecedents and later flourishings whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non Christian

Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

26 January 2020 | By Gawdat Gabra | Filed in: coptic language.

Christianity began in the large and fertile Fayoum oasis of Egypt s Western Desert as early as the third century, and its presence has endured to the present day This volume, which constitutes a tribute to the scholarly work of the father of modern Coptology, Martin Krause, contains contributions

Coptic Etymological Dictionary

26 January 2020 | By Jaroslav Černý | Filed in: coptic language.

Coptic was the language spoken in Egypt from late ancient times to the seventeenth century, when it was overtaken by Arabic as the national language Derived from ancient Egyptian, the language of the hieroglyphs, it was written in an adapted form of Greek script This dictionary lists about 2,000

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas

26 January 2020 | By Elaine Pagels | Filed in: coptic language.

Pagels, a writer and thinker on religion and history, winner of the National Book Award for The Gnostic Gospels, reflects on what matters most about spiritual and religious exploration in the 21st century This book explores how Christianity began by tracing its earliest texts, including the Gospel

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26 January 2020 | By Antti Marjanen | Filed in: coptic language.

The last ten years have witnessed great changes in research on Gnosticism Due to the discovery of new sources, most notably the Nag Hammadi Library, and an increasing demand for analytical and precise definitions of the phenomenon, scholars have developed new and nuanced understandings of

The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction

26 January 2020 | By Paul Foster | Filed in: coptic language.

This Very Short Introduction offers a clear, accessible, and concise account of the apocryphal gospels exploring their origins, their discovery, and discussing how the various texts have been interpreted both within and outside the Church Looking at texts ranging from the Gospels from Nag Hammadi

The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity

26 January 2020 | By David Brakke | Filed in: coptic language.

Who were the Gnostics And how did the Gnostic movement influence the development of Christianity in antiquity Is it true that the Church rejected Gnosticism This book offers an illuminating discussion of recent scholarly debates over the concept of Gnosticism and the nature of early Christian

The Gnostic Gospels

26 January 2020 | By Elaine Pagels | Filed in: coptic language.

The Gnostic Gospels is a landmark study of the long buried roots of Christianity, a work of luminous scholarship and wide popular appeal First published in 1979 to critical acclaim, winning the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Gnostic Gospels has continued to grow