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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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.Feb 01 2006 | Read Full Review of Forbidden Faith: The Gnostic ...
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.May 07 2013 | Read Full Review of Forbidden Faith: The Gnostic ...
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