New Book: The Nag Hammadi Codices and Late Antique Egypt

There are loads of new volumes including papers on the Nag Hammadi texts these days. The study of Gnosticism really has transformed over the last twenty years, in wonderful and unexpected ways! Exceptional even amonst this crowd is The Nag Hammadi Codices and Late Antique Egypt, edited by Hugo Lundhaug and Lance Jenott. Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 110. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018. I received a copy of it today and it looks terrific. It collects and publishes papers from the 2013 NEWCONT conference, which sought to contextualize the Nag Hammadi texts in terms of late ancient Egyptian Christianity in general, an approach from which everyone can profit. The table of contents is as follows:

Part I: The Monastic Life
Jon F. Dechow: The Nag Hammadi Milieu: An Assessment in the Light of the Origenist

James E. Goehring: The Material Encoding of Early Christian Division: Nag Hammadi Codex VII and the Ascetic Milieu in Upper Egypt

Melissa Harl Sellew: Reading Jesus in the Desert: The Gospel of Thomas Meets the Apophthegmata Patrum

Blossom Stefaniw: Hegemony and Homecoming in the Ascetic Imagination: Sextus, Silvanus, and Monastic Instruction in Egypt

Part II: Egyptian Christianity and its Literature
Dylan M. Burns: Magical, Coptic, Christian: The Great Angel Eleleth and the ‘Four Luminaries’ in Egyptian Literature of the First Millennium CE

Julio Cesar Dias Chaves: From the Apocalypse of Paul to Coptic Epic Passions: Greeting Paul and the Martyrs in Heaven

Ulla Tervahauta: The Soul Flees to Her Treasure where Her Mind Is: Scriptural Allusions in the Authentikos Logos
Part III: Religious Diversity in Egypt
Christian H. Bull: Hermes between Pagans and Christians: The Nag Hammadi Hermetica in Context

René Falkenberg: What Has Nag Hammadi to Do with Medinet Madi? The Case of
Eugnostos and Manichaeism

Paula Tutty: Books of the Dead or Books with the Dead? Interpreting Book Depositions in Late Antique Egypt
Part IV: Scribes and Manuscripts
Hugo Lundhaug: The Dishna Papers and the Nag Hammadi Codices: The Remains of a Single Monastic Library?

Louis Painchaud: The Production and Destination of the Nag Hammadi Codices

Michael A. Williams/David Coblentz: A Reexamination of the Articulation Marks in
Nag Hammadi Codices II and XIII – Christian Askeland: Dating Early Greek and Coptic Literary Hands