Thursday, March 17, 2005

New book from Steve Davies

On the Gospel of Thomas list, Michael Grondin notes that Stevan Davies has a new book out and it is on the Apocryphon of John:

The Secret Book Of John: The Gnostic Gospel / Annotated & Explained (Skylight Illuminations)
by Stevan Davies

The link above is to the Amazon page on this and here is some stuff from there:
"The ultimate goal of humanity is to come to understand this myth, the gospel of the Secret Book of John, in such a way that the pattern of devolution from the fullness of God to humanity’s imprisonment in matter is reversed. To understand the events of our fall reveals to us a map for our journey of ascent. We will emerge free from matter … return to an established position in the mind of God, and never leave again." —from the Introduction

"Gnosis is the yeast that lifts the dough of revelation above the arid flatland of religious convention. Stevan Davies’ The Secret Book of John is very yeasty. Taste and see!" —Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of The Hebrew Prophets: Annotated and Explained

"Breathes new life into the Gnostic gospel message—their ‘good news.’ Davies’ translation and clarifying commentary help to unlock their secrets of salvation for the contemporary seeker." —Charles W. Hedrick, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, religious studies, Southwest Missouri State University
Nothing yet on Steve Davies's Gospel of Thomas homepage about this.

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