What is especially liberating about this for me is that I know these [Nag Hammadi] texts don’t belong to any other competing faith tradition either. All Christians ‘own’ them on an equal footing.
"One of my hobbies was to read things from antiquity that nobody else had ever read before. … Preparing a translation for publication is separate from translating as you put it together." An interview with Dr. Charles Hedrick.
"I would suggest keeping a cool head and reserving judgment. Good scholarship takes time—thinking about … all the stuff that comes out on the internet very, very rapidly." An interview about the Shapira Scroll with Dr. Tony Burke.
It could be that my mother’s confidence in this greater good – this ‘presence’ – is what prepared me to appreciate the calming messages in many of the ancient Christian texts.
Talking to Celene Lillie about the Nag Hammadi collection helps us understand how these ancient writers made such important connections with their own readers, and then why that makes them so valuable for us today. An Interview with Dr. Celene Lillie.