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 word form
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 Uni
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 tho
From the sixth century onwards, the kingdoms of Nubia, half way between Egypt and Ethiopia, supported a vital Christian culture Excavations revealed impressive churches and colourful mural paintings However, written sources for Nubian Christianity are relatively scarce and not always easily access
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 Krause16 September 2019 | 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 o
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 C
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
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
This study describes all the versions of the New Testament made before A.D 1000, providing an account of the scholarly investigation, textual analysis and progress of research on each version.
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
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 d
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
The Gnostic Religion was the 1st decent introduction to gnosticism for the modern world is still of value today It includes both heresiological original texts Nag Hammadi only uncovered later It holds useful material on Simon Magus, the Hermetic Poimandres shown here to be equally a gnostic