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What Is Gnosticism

Author : Karen L. King
ISBN : 0674017625
Genre : Religion
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A study of gnosticism examines the various ways early Christians strove to define themselves in a pluralistic Roman society, while questioning the traditional ideas of heresy and orthodoxy that have previously influenced historians.
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Neoplatonism And Gnosticism

Author : Richard T. Wallis
ISBN : 0791413373
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In recent decades our view of Gnosticism has been revolutionized by the discovery of a Coptic Gnostic library at Nag-Hammadi, Egypt. Currently, Gnosticism is seen as a phenomenon extending far beyond Christianity and displaying a strong Platonic influence. The opposition between the two systems was certainly not as sharp as Plotinus claimed. Where, why, and how the ideological lines were drawn is discussed in the light of the new historical evidence.
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Gnosis And Gnosticism

Author : Martin Krause
ISBN : 9004052429
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Gnosticism And The New Testament

Author : Pheme Perkins
ISBN : 1451415974
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The gnostic writings found at Nag Hammadi have stimulated much controversy about the relationship between early Christians and the diverse religious movement of the first three centuries. Perkins fills the New Testament student's need for a guide to recent developments in scholarship with a helpful survey that addresses the origins of Gnosticism, its relationship to Judaism, Redeemer myths and New Testament hymns, and other relevant topics.
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Studies In Gnosticism And Alexandrian Christianity

Author : R. van den Broek
ISBN : 9004106545
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Most of the fifteen studies of this volume deal with the mythological and theological ideas found in various Nag Hammadi writings, especially the views, gnostic and non-gnostic alike, on creation and salvation and on the nature of God.
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Author : Kurt Rudolph
ISBN : 0567086402
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Translated by R. McL. WilsonA full-scale study based on the documents of the Coptic Gnostic library found at Nag Hammadi providing a comprehensive survey of the nature, the teachings, the history and the influence of this religion.
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The Allure Of Gnosticism

Author : Robert Alan Segal
ISBN : UCSC:32106012059355
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Gnosticism or Gnosis is far more than an ancient religious movement with Christian, Jewish, and pagan followers. It is a living presence today, in many religions and also completely outside formal religion. The Allure of Gnosticism is a collection of 16 outstanding essays, illuminating Gnosticism in its relation to such issues as Jungian thought, the nature of evil, the place of the feminine, communism and fascism, existentialism, Christian scriptures, Kafka, and Buddhism.
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Gnosticism And Later Platonism

Author : John Douglas Turner
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Studies In Gnosticism And In The Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Gerald Hanratty
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Drawing on the testimonies of the early Christian apologists - and on the extant texts - this book attempts to identify the motivating experiences and the fundamental tenets of the original gnostic movement. In what can be only a rough and incomplete guide to a vast terrain, an outline is given of the principal recurrences of the gnostic outlook in the period from late-antiquity to the modern age. In the light of these studies, it is argued that the comprehensive rational synthesis of Hegel can be located on the spectrum of gnostic speculation. The astringent responses of Simone Weil to what she saw as the intellectual, moral and spiritual crises of the twentieth century occupy another segment of the gnostic spectrum. For his part, C. G. Jung argued that his theoretical and practical psychology had been anticipated in the rich deposits of gnostic speculation throughout the ages. In the essays concerned with issues in the Philosophy of Religion, the audacious speculation of the late-medieval mystic Meister Eckhart is taken to be a crucial influence on the varieties of 'mystical atheism' which have emerged in the modern period. Gabriel Marcel's attempts to recover the originating experiences of the Western philosophical tradition are seen as effective antidotes to the nihilistic strands in twentieth-century Western culture. The concluding essay of the book gives an account of the critical reflections of Karl Jaspers on what he judged to be the obscure, seductive and, in the final analysis, gnostic speculation of Martin Heidegger.
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