Annotations for Resurrection


Baker & Taylor
A tale inspired by the discovery of the Gnostic Gospels in 1940s Egypt finds Gemma Bastian, the daughter of a renowned archaeologist, raising questions about her father's death, which occurred during his attempt to recover the lost texts.

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Baker & Taylor
A tale inspired by the discovery of the Gnostic Gospels in 1940s Egypt finds Gemma Bastian, the daughter of a renowned late archaeologist, raising troubling questions about her father's death, which occurred during his attempt to recover and make public the lost Gnostic Gospels. 75,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
Set in Cairo during the aftermath of World War II, this novel draws on the actual events surrounding the findings of the lost gospels at Nag Hammadi, Egypt. Suppressed by the Church Fathers, who elected to include only four gospels in the New Testament canon, these sacred texts were destroyed in ancient times by Church mandate, and their subsequent accidental rediscovery in the 1940s was fraught with danger. Drawing on the material that Elaine Pagels presented in her bestseller The Gnostic Gospels, this novel grapples with the mysterious circumstances surrounding the discovery of those ancient texts, which call into question the founding of Christianity and the role of women in Church history. Here is a story of resurrection in its many forms: of a dead father, of a love between a man and a woman, of a world ravaged by war, of a faith that might have been.--From publisher description.A tale inspired by the discovery of the Gnostic Gospels in 1940s Egypt finds Gemma Bastian, the daughter of a renowned archaeologist, raising questions about her father's death, which occurred during his attempt to recover the lost texts.

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Blackwell North Amer
Resurrection draws on actual events surrounding the discovery of the Lost Gospels of Nag Hammadi. Suppressed by officials of the early Church, these sacred texts disappeared nearly two thousand years ago and were rediscovered unexpectedly in the 1940s in the desert south of Cairo. Around these remarkable events, Tucker Malarkey has crafted a suspenseful and eye-opening tale of love and war, religion and murder.
When Gemma Bastian receives a telex that her archaeologist father has been found dead in Cairo, she flies from ravaged post-World War II London to Egypt to bury his ashes and close his affairs. While staying at the home of her father's oldest friend in Cairo, Gemma finds nothing is as it seems. She is both helped and hindered by David Lazar's handsome, enigmatic sons, half brothers who appeal to different parts of her war-weary heart.
As Gemma sifts through her father's office at the Egyptian Museum, she is soon aware that her movements do not go unnoticed; she is being watched by at least one man who wants something her father had. As she stumbles clues to her father's last and most closely guarded project, she becomes convinced that his death was not natural, and that he was involved in a great archaeological discovery, one that many want to stay buried, one that might change the Christian world forever.
Torn between brothers, beset by ominous warnings and threats to her safety, Gemma presses on in her investigation, finding herself caught in an intricate web of belief and betrayal in which she is fighting to rebuild not only her own shattered life but a faith that was lost to all of humanity. Here is the story of resurrection in its many forms: of a dead father, of a love between a man and a woman, of a world ravaged by war, of a faith that might have been.

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