Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power

  title={Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power},
  author={B. Ehrman and M. W. Meyer and R. Smith},
This provocative collection of rites, spells, amulets, curses, and recipes of the early Coptic Christians documents Christianity as a living folk religion resembling other popular belief systems - something quite different from what theo-logical and doctrinal traditions have led us to believe. Like The Nag Hammadi Library, this extraordinary collection of little known incantatory texts radically alters our perception of Christianity as primarily a highly theological and orthodox tradition… Expand