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The Gnostic Gospels Essay

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Kattelman is a freelance writer and holds a Ph.D. in theatre from Ohio State University. In this essay, Kattelman discusses how the orthodox Christian Church was misguided in its effort to suppress the information contained in the Gnostic gospels.

Throughout the ages, the suppression of information has been directly connected to the exertion of power and control over the masses. Those who wish to remain in power often feel the need to suppress or destroy certain texts, and the ideas contained therein, so that their authority will not be challenged or called into question. In her book The Gnostic Gospels, Pagels explores how the early Christian Church was guilty of this practice in its effort to establish itself as the single source for the true word of God.

The early Church fathers were particularly threatened by the concepts contained in what we now refer to as the...

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