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Early Gnostic Christianity—Our Sources

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

 Early Gnostic Christianity—Our Sources

Taught by Professor Bart D. Ehrman | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

The Gnostics believed that special knowledge brought salvation to souls trapped in the evil, material world. Before 1945 and the discovery of the Nag Hammadi library, information about this widespread group of Christian sects came almost solely from the writings of Irenaeus, Tertullian, and other church fathers who opposed them.

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