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Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, by Elaine Pagels; published 2003 by Random House, New York; reviewed by Frank Thomas Smith. Elaine Pagels, professor of religion at Princeton University, became famous – well, at least well known – with the publication of her book, The Gnostic Gospels, in 1979. She has written several other […]

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The Gnostic Gospels, by Eileen Pagels; review by Frank Thomas Smith In December 1945 an Arab peasant was digging around a massive boulder in Nag Hammadi, Upper Egypt looking for sabakh, a soil for fertilizing crops, when he found an large earthen jar almost a meter high. He hesitated to break it for fear an […]

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A Tale of Love and Darkness, by Amos Oz; Review by Frank Thomas Smith This is a memoir, an autobiography written by a novelist who admits his disdain for footnotes, so they are few and far between. This, however, is not the book’s only virtue. Love and darkness as the two powerful forces running through […]

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at 15:43 |
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The Gnostic Jung And the Seven Sermons to the Dead Reviewed by Frank Thomas Smith – Quest Books: 4th printing 1994 The Seven Sermons to the Dead is a mysterious, little known or understood work of C. G. Jung’s, which was privately printed in German, without copyright or date, sometime between 1920 and 1925, and […]

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By Elaine Pagels Published by Vintage Books ed edition (September 19, 1989) Click to Buy this Book! In The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels described the finding of the Gnostic Gospels in a cave in Upper Egypt in December, 1945, and how these documents shed an entirely new light on early Christianity. She also told how […]

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