Forbidden Faith by Richard Smoley
The Gnostic Legacy from the Gospels to The Da Vinci Code

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The success of books such as Elaine Pagels's Gnostic Gospels and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code proves beyond a doubt that there is a tremendous thirst today for finding the hidden truths of Christianity – truths that may have been lost or buried by institutional religion over the last two millennia.

In Forbidden Faith, Richard Smoley narrates a popular history of one such truth, the ancient esoteric religion of gnosticism, which flourished between the first and fourth centuries A.D., but whose legacy remains even today, having survived secretly throughout the ages.

 

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One of today's most highly regarded writers on esoteric topics, RICHARD SMOLEY is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Oxford. He was a longtime editor of the venerated spiritual journal Gnosis. Smoley is the author of books including Inner Christianity, The Essential Nostradamus, and Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism. He currently works as editor of Quest Books and of Quest: Journal of the Theosophical Society in America. He lives in Chicago.
 
Published October 29, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 258 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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He returns more fully to his topic in the concluding paragraphs, which explore the historical and social implications of renewed interest in Gnosticism over the past several decades.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Richard Smoley is one of the world's most distinguished authorities on the mystical and esoteric teachings of Western civilization.

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