Concept Of Our Great Power (NHC VI, 4)

(NHC VI, 4)

A Christian Gnostic treatise dealing with “salvation history,” from creation to the end of the world. The title occurs at the end, but another title occurs at the beginning: “The Perception of Understanding: The Concept of the Great Power.” In this text, “the Great Power” refers to the transcendent God. The shows of editorial redaction. Probably dating to the early fourth century as we now have it, earlier sources are reflected in it. Extant only in Coptic, was originally in Greek; its provenience is uncertain.