Gnostic dating

The complete Nag Hammadi library consists of 13 codices (with 52 texts in all).

The text editions are followed by studies focussing on the Nag Hammadi discovery or the texts themselves.

Early translations into German authorized by the Theosophical Society are also to be found here.

Jiddu Krishnamurti was hailed by the English Theosophical Society as a Messiah and invited to England, but in 1929 he severed all ties with the`theosophical movement and for the rest of his life remained aloof from any religious, political or philosophical dogma.

Prior to the Nag Hammadi discovery, a small number of gnostic source texts was already known.

The Dutch edition of the periodical of Krishnamurti’s ‘Ster’ movement is also placed in this section.As a result of the publication of the Nag Hammadi library, our understanding of gnosis has been substantially enriched and modified.Once the texts had become available, gnosis scholarship became a fruitful field of research which also shed light on the early Christian tradition. Mead have been placed separately in this section because of his pioneering work in the field of gnostic and Hermetic studies.Important Coptic source texts were found in the 1920s in Medinet Madi in Egypt.Towards the end of the 20th century, Manichaean material was found in Kellis in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt (Coptic, Greek and Syriac texts).

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