The New Testament and Gnosis

Table of contents :
Foreword vii
Tabula gratulantium x
Abbreviations xii
I The Nag Hammadi Library and the Study of the New
Testament 1
by Professor James M. Robinson (Claremont)
II 'Gnosis' and 'Gnosticism' - the Problems of Their
Definition and Their Relation to the Writings of the New
Testament 21
by Professor Kurt Rudolph (Leipzig)
III Some Reflections on the Greek Origins of Gnostic
Ontology and the Christian Origin of the Gnostic Saviour 38
by Professor Ugo Bianchi (Rome)
IV Judaism, Judaic Christianity and Gnosis 46
by Professor Gilles Quispel (Utrecht)
V An Aramaic Etymology for Jaldabaoth? 69
by Professor Matthew Black (St Andrews)
VI Philo, Gnosis and the New Testament 73
by Professor Birger A. Pearson (Santa Barbara)
VII The New Testament and the Concept of the Manichean
Myth 90
by Professor Alexander Bohlig (Tubingen)
VIII The Corpus Paulinum and Gnosis 107
by Professor Walter Schmithals (Berlin)
IX Gnosis and the Apocalypse of John 125
by Professor C. Kingsley Barrett (Durham)
X Prolegomena to the Study of the New Testament and
Gnosis 138
by Professor Frederik Wisse (Montreal)
XI Adam and Eve, Christ and the Church: a Survey of Second
Century Controversies concerning Marriage 146
by Professor Elaine H. Pagels (Princeton)
XII Early Christians and Gnostics in Graeco-Roman Society ".16
by Professor Robert M. Grant (Chicago)
XIII The Christianization of Gnostic Texts 187
by Professor Martin Krause (Munster)
XIV Three Thomas Parables 195
by Professor Helmut Koester (Harvard)
XV The Gospel of Philip and the New Testament 204
by Professor Eric Segelberg (Halifax)
XVI The Book of Thomas (NHC II. 7): a Revision of a
Pseudepigraphical Letter of Jacob the Contender 213
by Professor Hans-Martin Schenke (Berlin)
XVII The Trimorphic Protennoia and the Fourth Gospel 229
by Doctor Yvonne Janssens (Montignies-sur-Sambre)
R. McL. Wilson: Bibliography of Published Works 1952-1981 245

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The New Testament and Gnosis

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