Second Treatise of The Great Seth (STOTGS)
(19,492 words)

The Second Treatise of the Great Seth (Treat. Seth) is a Christian gnostic homily in the form of a speech of the ascended Christ to his followers on earth. While the tone of the speech is at times polemical, the author achieves moments of effective poetical expression and remarkable spiritual insight and grace which make reading this difficult work a rewarding experience. Its purpose is to encourage gnostic Christians to rest in their redeemer and maintain…

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“Second Treatise of The Great Seth (STOTGS)”, in: The Coptic Gnostic Library — A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Editor in Chief: James M. Robinson. Consulted online on 20 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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