A collection of magical texts from ancient Egypt. It shows the exotic rituals, esoteric healing practices, and incantatory and supernatural dimensions that flowered in early Christianity. It explores the place of healing, prayer, miracles, and magic in the early Christian experience.
Marvin W. Meyer is Professor of Religion at Chapman University and director of the Coptic Magical Texts Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity. Richard Smith teaches at Claremont Graduate School and was managing editor of The Nag Hammadi Library (revised edition).
Marvin W. Meyer, Richard Smith
Princeton University Press
Date of Publication
Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology