Talking about Religious Experience at Nag Hammadi


  • Michael Kaler York University



gnosticism, religious experience, Nag Hammadi, the Gospel of Truth


In this article Michael Kaler notes the emphasis found in gnostic texts on transcendent religious experience and argues that this emphasis needs to be taken more into account in modern research than has tended to be the case.

Author Biography

Michael Kaler, York University

Michael Kaler is currently a doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at York University, studying the history of rock music, with particular focus on musical and spiritual aspects of the rock improvisational tradition.He received his first doctorate from Laval University in religious studies, did post-doctoral work in that field at McMaster University, and has published numerous articles and two books on gnosticism and early Christian heterodoxy.


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How to Cite

Kaler, M. (2013). Talking about Religious Experience at Nag Hammadi. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 42(1), 2–7.