The Gospels of the Nazoreans, the Ebionites, and the Egyptians
Gospel of Thomas selections
Selections from the Gospel of Thomas
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
A brief collection of legislation by Christian Emperors on the Jews.
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.
One of the first Christian theologians, writing in the mid second century CE.
Origen "On FIrst Principles"
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
This beautiful hymn, found in the Acts of Thomas, reveals classic folktale form, but with motifs which could be considered 'gnostic.'
Odes of Solomon
A lovely collecton of early Christian hymns, written in Syriac, from the second (?) century