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The Gospel of Philip free pdf 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. What Philip records in his gospel is that Christ said exactly 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. 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 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 of Magdala. Because it ran counter to the direction of the Church which condemned the works of the flesh, Philip's gospel was suppressed and lost until rediscovered at Nag Hammadi in 1947. Orthodox theologian Jean-Yves Leloup's translation from the Coptic and his analysis of this gospel 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 female principles that was once at the heart of Christianity's sacred mystery.

About Jean-Yves Leloup

Jean-Yves Leloup an Orthodox theologian and professor of theology, philosophy, and psychology, is the founder of the International College of Therapists. His other books include The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and a forthcoming translation and commentary on the Gospel of Thomas. He lives in France.

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Author : Jean-Yves Leloup
Publisher : Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Data Published : 18 November 2004
ISBN : 1594770220
EAN : 9781594770227
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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