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 October 30, 2017, at the Far Eastern Studies Seminar organized by the Department of Far Eastern Studies of the IOM RAS, I.V. Belaya will submit her presentation Taoist Sisters: The History of Nunnery of the Quanzhen School.