An Introduction to The Gnostic Gospels

Today we started to look at The Gnostic Gospels and author Elaine Pagel’s commentary on them.  If this information was left out of the New Testament, what else was left out?  Could there be a clay jar somewhere in the desert with even more “lost texts”?

According to Pagel, early forms of Christianity were very different than the way it is practiced today.  In someways, it was more like the Eastern philosophies and religions we studied earlier this year.

This leads to our homework.  Please read The Selections from the Gnostic Gospels. (Click here for a copy of Selections from The Gnostic Gospels ) In the body of an email, please tell me :

How are the teachings in the Gnostic Gospels similar to the philosophy of Eastern religions?

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