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Pan Gnosticism

Author : Noel Winter
ISBN : HARVARD:HNU6BA
Genre : Philosophy
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Pan Gnosticism

Author : Noel Winter
ISBN : WISC:89094584760
Genre : Philosophy
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Paul The Gnostics

Author : Walter Schmithals
ISBN : UCAL:B3950784
Genre : Bible
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The Gnostics

Author : Alastair Logan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114219731
Genre : Religion
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Engaging in the current debates engendered by M.A. Williams' Rethinking Gnosticism (1996), Alastair Logan develops the work introduced in his own Gnostic Truth and Christian Heresy (1996), continuing his quest to identify the Gnostics as a cult movement originating in the late first century and arising out of Christianity.
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Gnosis And Gnosticism

Author : Martin Krause
ISBN : 9004063994
Genre : Religion
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Rethinking Gnosticism

Author : Michael Allen Williams
ISBN : 1400822211
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Most anyone interested in such topics as creation mythology, Jungian theory, or the idea of "secret teachings" in ancient Judaism and Christianity has found "gnosticism" compelling. Yet the term "gnosticism," which often connotes a single rebellious movement against the prevailing religions of late antiquity, gives the false impression of a monolithic religious phenomenon. Here Michael Williams challenges the validity of the widely invoked category of ancient "gnosticism" and the ways it has been described. Presenting such famous writings and movements as the Apocryphon of John and Valentinian Christianity, Williams uncovers the similarities and differences among some major traditions widely categorized as gnostic. He provides an eloquent, systematic argument for a more accurate way to discuss these interpretive approaches. The modern construct "gnosticism" is not justified by any ancient self-definition, and many of the most commonly cited religious features that supposedly define gnosticism phenomenologically turn out to be questionable. Exploring the sample sets of "gnostic" teachings, Williams refutes generalizations concerning asceticism and libertinism, attitudes toward the body and the created world, and alleged features of protest, parasitism, and elitism. He sketches a fresh model for understanding ancient innovations on more "mainstream" Judaism and Christianity, a model that is informed by modern research on dynamics in new religious movements and is freed from the false stereotypes from which the category "gnosticism" has been constructed.
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Mogilany 1995

Author : Zdzisław Jan Kapera
ISBN : UOM:39015041783237
Genre : Dead Sea scrolls
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A Study In Anti Gnostic Polemics

Author : Gérard Vallée
ISBN : 9780889205741
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Gnostic beliefs presented themselves as a major challenge to Irenaeus of Lyons (Against Heresies, ca. A.D. 180), Hippolytus of Rome (the presumed author of the Elenchos Against All Heresies, post-A.D. 222), and Epiphanius of Salamis (Panarion, A.D. 374-77). What was at stake for them were life-and-death issues; the nature of Christianity and the question of truth. While recent manuscript finds shed new light on gnostic thought, the writings of the heresiologists are still indispensable—for knowledge of gnostic teaching but also of "what certain influential authors in the emergence of catholic Christianity considered ... the pivotal point on which Christianity would stand or fall." The writings of these three heresiologists, observes Vallée, offer "excellent illustrations of what heresiology was in three successive centuries" and how it developed. Their influence on the style of Christian polemics was decisive and lasting. Valllée analyzes the arguments of each of the three heresiologists in order to discern the central concerns of each.
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Pan Gnosticism

Author : Noel Winter
ISBN : 1289385440
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The New Testament And Gnosis

Author : Alastair Logan
ISBN : 9781474230438
Genre : Religion
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Important essays on Gnosis and Gnosticism. Contributors include Rudolph, Pagels, Grant, and Barrett.
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Pan Gnosticism A Suggestion In Philosophy Classic Reprint

Author : Noel Winter
ISBN : 0282130195
Genre : Philosophy
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Excerpt from Pan-Gnosticism a Suggestion in Philosophy Further, it has appeared to him that, since, under these circumstances, the most comprehensive knowledge attainable would coincide with the most compre hensive knowledge in actuality, it must follow that the progressive increase of depth, in the character of actual knowl edge, which takes place under the process of inductive inquiry, has as its culmina tion a knowledge embracing all there is to know; a knowledge which terminates all nescience an absolute enlightenment. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Paradise Reconsidered In Gnostic Mythmaking

Author : Tuomas Rasimus
ISBN : 9789047426707
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Examining the mythology in and social reality behind a group of texts rewriting Genesis, to which certain leaders of the early church occasionally attached the label ‘Ophite,’ this book offers a new understanding of Sethianism and the origins of Gnosticism.
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Pan Gnosticism

Author : Noel Winter
ISBN : 1341028623
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Saturday Review

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Gnosticism In Corinth

Author : Walter Schmithals
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033655767
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