The Gnostic Gospels

by Elaine Pagels

Nominated by Shambhala Sun


The 1945 discovery at Nag Hammadi of sacred texts that never made itinto the Christian canon has fundamentally changed scholars' view ofearly Christianity. In this highly readable work, ElainePagels explores these "gnostic" texts, suggesting that Christianitywould look pretty different if the Nag Hammadi finds had received thechurch's sanction.

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