Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Gnostic Gospels
Gnostic Gospels (Paperback)
Order Options List Price Online Price Save Availability
Delivery:

To home, business or free to our stores. Click for more info.

     

Available through New & Used Online only

 
Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from noon today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

     

Stores - out of stock

 
New & Used:

Our marketplace sellers will deliver to your chosen address. Click for more info.

From £3.67  

In stock at one or more sellers.

Buy - Select Seller

Product Synopsis

In 1945 fifty-two papyrus texts, including gospels and other secret documents, were found concealed in an earthenware jar buried in the Egyptian desert. These so-called Gnostic writings were Coptic translations from the original Greek dating from the time of the New Testament. The material they embodied - poems, quasi-philosophical descriptions of the origins of the universe, myths, magic and instructions for mystic practice - were later declared heretical, as they offered a powerful alternative to the Orthodox Christian tradition. In a book that is as exciting as it is scholarly, Elaine Pagels examines these texts and the questions they pose and shows why Gnosticism was eventually stamped out by the increasingly organised and institutionalised Orthodox Church.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & Beliefs >> Christianity Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 06/04/2006 ISBN-13: 9780753821145  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Available through New & Used Online only  

More books by Elaine Pagels

Leave Review

Delivery

Please note for the New & Used Marketplace different terms and conditions apply.

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location1st BookEach additional bookAverage Delivery Time
UK Second ClassAvailable free for orders over £10* or £2.50Available free for orders over £10* or £1.003-7 Days
UK First Class£4.50£1.001-2 Days
UK Courier£7.00£1.001-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier£17.00£3.002-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail£5.00£1.504-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier£20.00£3.002-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail£7.00£3.004-14 Days
Rest of World Courier£22.50£3.003-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail£8.00£3.007-21 Days

* Available free for orders over £10 = When offered a delivery preference choose 'For Cheapest Postage' for our freepost in the UK offer. This is not available on the 'For Faster Delivery' option.

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

Foyles Marketplace

Special Terms on Marketplace orders

Please note special terms and condition apply and customers placing orders are accepting these terms. See our Full Terms, Delivery Rates and Times. Specifically we are unable to accept cancellation or amendment to Marketplace orders once placed.

All sellers despatch within 48 hours, but postage times and costs vary depending on your location and that of the seller. As such the UK delivery price is displayed as a guide only.

Condition Seller Postage Price

Good

Sellers Comments:

The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

worldofbooks

Available Qty: 2

United Kingdom

From United Kingdom

£2.95 3-10 business days

£3.67

Earns 14 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £6.62

Add to Basket

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Lakeside Books

Available Qty: 1

United Kingdom

From United Kingdom

£2.95 3-10 business days

£3.78

Earns 15 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £6.73

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Paperbackshop International

Available Qty: 100

United Kingdom

From United Kingdom

£2.95 3-10 business days

£5.31

Earns 21 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £8.26

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Paperbackshop

Available Qty: 100

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£11.63

Earns 46 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £19.78

Add to Basket

Fine/Like New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Adsrus Media

Available Qty: 1

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£14.09

Earns 56 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £22.24

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Mendogreenpower

Available Qty: 1

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£15.82

Earns 63 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £23.97

Add to Basket

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

More Books

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£48.82

Earns 195 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £56.97

Add to Basket

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

Great customer service. You will be happy!

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

booklab

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£49.31

Earns 197 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £57.46

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

Great customer service. You will be happy!

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

booklab

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£85.66

Earns 342 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £93.81

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

More Books

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£85.66

Earns 342 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £93.81

Add to Basket

You might also like

Women of the Twelfth Century: v. 3:...
Georges Duby; Jean Birrell
 
From£23.53 Buy - Select Seller
Women of the Twelfth Century: v. 3:...
Georges Duby; Jean Birrell
 
American Congregations: v. 1:...
James P. Wind; James W. Lewis
 
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Edit Basket Go to Checkout
Select Currency: $ £
enCounter Culture
Signed Books and Copies
Animators Survival Kit
Latest Blog
GUEST BLOG: Opening French cold cases
26/08/2014

Crime writer Peter May reveals a difference in legal systems between England and France, the country where he now lives and writes, that was to prove the inspiration for his newly published book, The Critic.

The thorny issue
17/08/2014

Gary, from our Charing Cross Road branch, introduces an exciting new addition to our range, Gorse, a wonderful literary journal from Dublin.

GUEST BLOG: Cambodia's deadly legacy
13/08/2014

Author KT Medina talks about how her work with mine clearers in Cambodia and explains how it inspired her dramtic debut thriller, White Crocodile.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Version: 1.0.0.17233