The Epistle of Eugnostos is one of many Gnostic tractates from the Nag Hammadi library, discovered in Egypt in 1945.The text is devoid of any specifically Christian themes or associations, and simply describes the esoteric cosmology of the gnostics.
|Year Written: (Assumed)||50-150 AD|
|Scripture Type:||Gnostic Epistle|
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. A Gnostic epistle (or letter) is a writing by a Gnostic author or having a Gnostic theme sent to a person or group of people, usually an elegant and formal didactic letter.
|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/eugnostos.html|
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