Jean-Yves Leloup


Jean-Yves Leloup is a theologian and founder of the Institute of Other Civilization Studies and the International College of Therapists. His books include Jesus and Judas, The Sacred Embrace of Jesus and Mary, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, The Gospel of Philip, and The Gospel of Thomas. He lives in France.

Books By Jean-Yves Leloup

  1. Compassion and Meditation

    Compassion and Meditation

    By Jean-Yves Leloup

    $14.95
    A profound reflection on how complementary themes in Buddhism and Christianity could serve as the basis for a truly ecumenical faith, this book shows how Buddha and Jesus represent the distinct yet complementary values of meditation and compassion.
  2. The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

    The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

    By Jean-Yves Leloup

    $14.95
    Jean-Yves Leloup's translation of the Gospel of Mary from the Coptic and his thorough and profound commentary on this text are presented here for the first time in English. The text emphasizes the eminence of the divine feminine and an abiding love of nature over the dualistic and ascetic interpretations of Christianity presented elsewhere. What emerges from this important source text and commentary is a renewal of the sacred feminine in the Western spiritual tradition.
  3. The Gospel of Philip

    The Gospel of Philip

    By Jean-Yves Leloup

    $14.95
    Theologian Jean-Yves Leloup's translation from the Coptic and his analysis of the Gospel of Philip are presented here for the first time in English. What emerges from this important source text is an affirmation of the sacred union of the male and female principles that was once at the heart of Christianity's sacred mystery.
  4. The Gospel of Thomas

    The Gospel of Thomas

    By Jean-Yves Leloup

    $14.95
    In this new translation of the Gospel of Thomas, Jean-Yves Leloup shows that the teachings of Jesus recorded by Thomas have much in common with gnostics of non-dualistic schools. Like them, Jesus preaches the coming of a new man of knowledge, moving from limited to unlimited consciousness and the self-knowledge that will make each of us, too, a Christ.
  5. Judas and Jesus

    Judas and Jesus

    By Jean-Yves Leloup

    $14.95
    The betrayal of Jesus to the Romans was Jesus’s idea, explains Jean-Yves Leloup. Careful investigation of the gospels, various apocryphal texts, and the Coptic codex known as the Gospel of Judas, lead him to conclude that there is more to the story of Judas than a simple demonstration of humanity’s inherent failings.
  6. The Sacred Embrace of Jesus and Mary

    The Sacred Embrace of Jesus and Mary

    By Jean-Yves Leloup

    $14.95
    Of the major religions, Christianity is the only one that has rejected sexuality as a path that can lead to enlightenment and salvation. Jean-Yves Leloup contends that the sacred nature of the embrace shared by man and woman is a true reflection of humanity made in God’s image and can be, as Christ intended, a powerful path of transfiguration.