Khosroyev A.L. "A Different Gospel". II. Christian Gnostics of the Second and Third Centuries: Their Belief and Texts [«Другое благовестие». II. Христианские гностики II—III вв.: их вера и сочинения]. St. Petersburg: Contrast, 2016. 424 p., ill. (Historical Library). ISBN 978-5-4380-0170-6
The book is the result o f the author’s long-time research into the texts from the Nag Hammadi
collection as well as into other ancient manuscripts. It is devoted to the in-depth analysis o f that religious
phenomenon o f the first centuries A.D. which in contemporary science is commonly called Gnosticism.
Here, the author puts forward his own concept o f the phenomenon’s nature as a whole and examines
many particular cases o f Gnostic texts provenance as well. The book contains a Coptic text and
an annotated translation o f one o f the most intriguing Gnostic texts, the Apocalypse of Peter. It is intended
both for the experts and a wide range o f readers who have a real interest in the history o f early
On April 20–22, 2022, the First All-Russian Academic Conference “The Written Heritage of the Orient” in memory of M. I. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya (1933–2021) will be held at the IOM RAS. The conference program is now available.