The Gospel Of Philip

coverThe Gospel Of Philip: Jesus, Mary Magdalene, And The Gnosis Of Sacred Union, by Jean-Yves Leloup, from Inner Traditions, ISBN 1594770220. The mainstream position of the Christian church on sexuality was perhaps best stated by Pope Innocent (1160-1216): "The sexual act is so shameful that it is intrinsically evil." The apostle Philip, however, records in his gospel that Christ said precisely the opposite: the nuptial chamber is in fact the holy of holies, the Holy Trinity includes a feminine presence in the Holy Spirit, and it is neither man nor woman but their sacred relationship that is created in the image of God.