Sophia of Jesus Christ  

The Sophia of Jesus Christ has strong similarities to the Epistle of Eugnostos.

The text is composed of 13 questions from the disciples, followed by brief discourses by Jesus:
  • The vanity and futility of searching for God
  • How to find truth, but only explaining what it is not
  • How truth was revealed to the gnostics at the beginning of time
  • How one must awake to see the truth
  • How things began
  • How mankind came to gnosis
  • The position of Jesus in all this
  • The identity of Jesus
  • How the spirit connects to the material
  • The number of spirits
  • The immortal
  • Those who are not material
  • Where mankind came from and what purpose it should have
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    Year Written: (Assumed)
    50-200 AD
    Scripture Type:
    Gnostic Dialogue
    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 dialogue takes the form of sayings, conversation and correspondence of a Gnostic nature.
    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/sophia.html
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