Other Gospels

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
The Gospels of the Nazoreans, the Ebionites, and the Egyptians

Gospel of Thomas selections

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
Selections from the Gospel of Thomas

Thecla

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
A fascinating tale of a non-martyr heroine

Plotinus

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
Plotinus, a neo-Platonic philospher, provides in these excerpts a view of the origin of the cosmos, and of the return of humans to their origin.

Some Legislation on Jews

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
A brief collection of legislation by Christian Emperors on the Jews.

Simon Magus

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
The figure of Simon, known from Acts of the Apostles, is made into the first of the heresies by Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons, writing at the end of the second century CE.

Justin Martyr

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
One of the first Christian theologians, writing in the mid second century CE.

Origen "On FIrst Principles"

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
Origen, the first greata systematic theologian, sets forth his method, and discusses some topics which would later have him condemned as a heretic

Hymn of the Pearl

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
This beautiful hymn, found in the Acts of Thomas, reveals classic folktale form, but with motifs which could be considered 'gnostic.'

Odes of Solomon

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin
A lovely collecton of early Christian hymns, written in Syriac, from the second (?) century

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