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The Gospel of Philip: Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and the Gnosis of Sacred Union (New)
by Leloup, Jean-Yves
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
Book ID: 9781594770227, 1594770220
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The mainstream position of the Christian church on sexuality was perhaps best summed up by Pope Innocent III (1160-1216) when he stated that "the sexual act is so shameful that it is intrinsically evil." Another Christian theologian maintained that "the Holy Ghost is absent from the room shared by a wedded couple." The apostle Philip, however, records in his gospel that Christ said precisely the opposite: The nuptial chamber is in fact the holy of holies. For Philip the Holy Trinity includes the feminine presence -- God is the Father, the Holy Ghost is the Mother, and Jesus is the Son -- and neither man nor woman alone is created in the image of God. It is only in their relationship with one another -- the sacred embrace in which they share the divine breath -- that they resemble God.
The Gospel of Philip is best known for its portrayal of the physical relationship shared by Jesus and his most beloved disciple, Mary Magdalene. Because it ran counter to Church dogma, however, which condemned "the works of the flesh," Philip's gospel was suppressed and eventually lost until rediscovered at Nag Hammadi in 1947.
Orthodox theologian Jean-Yves Leloup's translation of the gospel from the Coptic and his analysis of this scripture are presented here for the first time in English. What emerges from this important source text is a restoration of the sacred initiatic union between the male and the female principles that was once at the heart of Christianity's sacred mystery.
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.
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