The Nag Hammadi Library in English
The only complete 1 volume, modern language version of the library of fourth-century manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945. First published in 1978, it launched modern Gnostic studies and exposed a movement whose teachings are in many ways as relevant today as they were 16 centuries ago. James Robinson's updated introduction reflects ten years of additional research and editorial and critical work. An afterword by Richard Smith discusses the modern relevance of Gnosticism and It's influence on such writers as Voltaire, Blake, Yeats, Kerouac, and Philip K. Dick.