Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol 45, No 2 (2016)

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About the Nag Hammadi LIbrary

Tony Burke
Issued Date: 6 Jul 2016


Tony Burke responds to two recent articles on the discovery of the Nag Hammadi library—“Rethinking the Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices” by Nicola Denzey Lewis and Justine Ariel Blount, and “How Reliable is the Story of the Nag Hammadi Discovery?” by Mark Goodacre.

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DOI: 10.1558/bsor.v45i2.28285


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