The Letter of Peter to Philip is a gnostic Christian epistle that focuses on a post-crucifixion appearance and teachings of Jesus Christ to the apostles on the Mount of Olives.
|Year Written: (Assumed)||170-220 AD|
|Scripture Type:||Gnostic Acts|
Gnosticism is a modern term categorizing a collection of pre-Christian ancient religions whose adherents shunned the material world which they viewed as created by the demiurge; and instead embraced the spiritual world. Gnostic beliefs that stray from orthodox Christianity include: the creator as a lower being and not a Supreme Deity;
the belief that all matter is evil and the body is a prison to escape from;
scripture having a deep, hidden meaning whose true message could only be understood through secret wisdom;
and Jesus as a spirit that seemed to be human, leading to a rejection of the incarnation
|Discovered:||Nag Hammadi Library, Egypt 1945
The Nag Hammadi Library is a collection of 13 ancient books containing over 50 texts. This important discovery includes a number of primary "Gnostic Gospels" – texts which were assumed to have been destroyed during the early Christian conflicts.
All the texts discovered at Nag Hammadi can be viewed in the Gnostic Society Library website.
|Further Reading:|| earlychristianwritings.com/text/petertophilip.html|
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