Gnosis

'Kurt Rudolph is the world's leading expert on the only branch of Gnosticism that has survived down to the present.

Author: Kurt Rudolph

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567086402

Category: Religion

Page: 412

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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.

Le origini dello gnosticismo

Author: U. Bianchi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004016132

Category: Religion

Page: 803

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A Separate God

Author: Simone Pétrement

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 542

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On the Origin of Gnosticism

Author: Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin

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The Origins of Gnosticism Le origini dello gnosticismo

Author: Bianchi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004378030

Category: Religion

Page: 840

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First Century Gnosticism

Author: Gerard van Groningen

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN:

Category: Gnosticism

Page: 214

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The Name of God and the Angel of the Lord

In the end, The Name of God and the Angel of the Lord reveals that not all gnostic speculation was anti-Jewish and, indeed, emerging gnostic and Christian traditions borrowed as much from Judaism as they criticized and rejected.

Author: Jarl E. Fossum

Publisher: Library of Early Christology

ISBN: 9781481307932

Category: Religion

Page: 391

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In the end, The Name of God and the Angel of the Lord reveals that not all gnostic speculation was anti-Jewish and, indeed, emerging gnostic and Christian traditions borrowed as much from Judaism as they criticized and rejected.--Michael A. Williams "Journal of Biblical Literature"

A Dictionary of Gnosticism

It contains nearly 1700 entries, from Aachiaram, an angel in the 'Secret Book of John to Zostrianos', a third-century Gnostic text, and is a reliable reference for the Nag Hammadi library and other Gnostic texts.

Author: Andrew Phillip Smith

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835630978

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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A Dictionary of Gnosticism is a scholarly yet accessible guide that covers the people, mythology, movements, scripture, and technical terms related to this pre-Christian Western religion. It contains nearly 1700 entries, from Aachiaram, an angel in the 'Secret Book of John to Zostrianos', a third-century Gnostic text, and is a reliable reference for the Nag Hammadi library and other Gnostic texts. An introduction explains who the Gnostics were and provides a whirlwind tour through the history of this captivating movement.

Ancient Egypt and the Origins of Gnosticism

Current scholarship suggests that the origin of Gnosticism was the result of either competing Christianities or pre-Christian Jewish heresy.

Author: David Falk

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783847315469

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Page: 144

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Current scholarship suggests that the origin of Gnosticism was the result of either competing Christianities or pre-Christian Jewish heresy. These views depend upon the integration of Neoplatonism as a foundational philosophy to the genesis of Gnosticism. However, the lack of early Neoplatonic textual evidence presents a problem that inhibits a solid case for the Jewish heresy view. Yet, the evidence overwhelmingly supports the identity of pre-Christian Gnostic sects. This monograph contributes to the dialogue on the development of Gnosticism by introducing Egyptian literature with philosophical undercurrents that could have led to the development of Gnostic doctrine. Egyptian theologies provide a set of philosophical constructs and literary traditions necessary for the genesis and development of first century BC Gnostic sects. As a test case, the rise of the Hermopolitan theology will be traced from the first dynasty through the literary traditions of Egypt until it developed into Gnostic and Hermetic thought in order to inductively provide a more plausible explanation for the development of Gnosticism.

A Gnostic Cycle

In this book, you are going to explore the bare-boned facts behind a broad range of Biblical mysteries, digging deep beneath the thick layers of misunderstood traditions, semantic misconceptions, invented religious and political dogma, and ...

Author: David Ross Goben

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781420873313

Category: Reference

Page: 712

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In this book, you are going to explore the bare-boned facts behind a broad range of Biblical mysteries, digging deep beneath the thick layers of misunderstood traditions, semantic misconceptions, invented religious and political dogma, and breath-taking, world-changing events in history that had been willfully suppressed or misrepresented. Like any really good who-done-it, you will read tales of sinister deception, glorious victory, hateful murder, intimate love, rampaging armies, wholesale genocide, spiritual salvation, and, as you would anticipate in such mysteries, the heroes and villains are not always who they seem to be. Listed below is a short list of the hundreds of things you will here in unearth: Â- The Hebrew Bible was written to build self-esteem, not to record concise history. Â- Jesus was named for Joshua, because it was believed he was his Second Coming. Â- Jesus was a dynastic king; a direct descendant of the Scythian Anointed Kings. Â- Jesus married Mary Magdalene, a Royal Princess, and their offspring live today. Â- Lazarus raised Jesus from the grave after his crucifixion. Â- Judas Iscariot was hung on a tree (ancient slang for a crucifix), not from a rope. Â- The Holy Spirit is the Jewish Shekinah (Presence of God); the Mother Goddess. Â- The Father in Heaven, (Hebrew Adon) and Yahveh are two competing deities, from ancient Mesopotamia, and are separate to this day in the Hebrew Bible. Â- Original Christian doctrine comes from Chapter 6 of Numbers, from the Hebrew Bible; rules governing the Qumrân Nazarite (pronounced "Nazareth") Order. Â- The Eucharist is an ancient ceremony, using bread mixed with white powder gold. Â- The reason we think non-precious metals like gold and silver valuable is spiritual. Â- The Antichrist was born 8 years after Jesus, yet his sway is more powerful today.

The Gnostic Gospels

In this spellbinding book, renowned religious scholar Elaine Pagels elucidates the mysteries and meanings of these sacred texts both in the world of the first Christians and in the context of Christianity today.

Author: Elaine Pagels

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588364178

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Gnostic Gospels is a landmark study of the long-buried roots of Christianity, a work of luminous scholarship and wide popular appeal. First published in 1979 to critical acclaim, winning the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Gnostic Gospels has continued to grow in reputation and influence over the past two decades. It is now widely recognized as one of the most brilliant and accessible histories of early Christian spirituality published in our time. In 1945 an Egyptian peasant unearthed what proved to be the Gnostic Gospels, thirteen papyrus volumes that expounded a radically different view of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ from that of the New Testament. In this spellbinding book, renowned religious scholar Elaine Pagels elucidates the mysteries and meanings of these sacred texts both in the world of the first Christians and in the context of Christianity today. With insight and passion, Pagels explores a remarkable range of recently discovered gospels, including the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, to show how a variety of “Christianities” emerged at a time of extraordinary spiritual upheaval. Some Christians questioned the need for clergy and church doctrine, and taught that the divine could be discovered through spiritual search. Many others, like Buddhists and Hindus, sought enlightenment—and access to God—within. Such explorations raised questions: Was the resurrection to be understood symbolically and not literally? Was God to be envisioned only in masculine form, or feminine as well? Was martyrdom a necessary—or worthy—expression of faith? These early Christians dared to ask questions that orthodox Christians later suppressed—and their explorations led to profoundly different visions of Jesus and his message. Brilliant, provocative, and stunning in its implications, The Gnostic Gospels is a radical, eloquent reconsideration of the origins of the Christian faith.

What is Gnosticism

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.

Author: Karen L. King

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674017627

Category: Religion

Page: 343

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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.

The Name of God and the Angel of the Lord

Author: Jarl E. Fossum

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Angels

Page: 564

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Gnostic Religion in Antiquity

An examination of Gnostic religion in Late Antiquity within its historical and religious context, using Greek, Latin and Coptic sources.

Author: Roelof van den Broek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107031370

Category: History

Page: 255

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An examination of Gnostic religion in Late Antiquity within its historical and religious context, using Greek, Latin and Coptic sources.

The Origin of Gnosticism

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

Author: Francis Legge

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781425365479

Category: Religion

Page: 48

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Gnosticism

Author: Benjamin Walker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Gnosticism

Page: 224

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Church and Gnosis

This 1932 book contains five lectures delivered about the relationship between Church doctrine and Gnostic thought by F. C. Burkitt.

Author: F. C Burkitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107631386

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 168

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This 1932 book contains five lectures delivered about the relationship between Church doctrine and Gnostic thought by F. C. Burkitt.

Pre Christian Gnosticism

A new chapter in this paperback edition brings the discussion up to date.

Author: Edwin M. Yamauchi

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592443966

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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One of the most important issues facing New Testament scholarship today is the issue of Gnosticism. So wrote the author in 1973 in the first edition. With the publication since then of the entire Nag Hammadi library, this observation has become even more incisive. Was there a pre-Christian Gnosticism? Did Gnosticism directly or indirectly influence nascent Christianity? Many modern scholars argue that Gnosticism preceded the emergence of New Testament Christianity and constituted the raw material from which the apostles formed their message about Jesus. The author here analyzes the evidence used to support this thesis. He notes a series of methodological fallacies in the use of this evidence and concludes that clearly Gnostic materials are late and pre-Christian materials are not clearly Gnostic. A new chapter in this paperback edition brings the discussion up to date.

East of Antioch

Regarding the origins of Gnosticism opinions proved more divided than ever , as
is very well seen in the various papers presented . From this point of view , they
recapitulate the research that began in the previous century with Neander and ...

Author: H. J. W. Drijvers

Publisher: Variorum Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Church history

Page: 340

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Nag Hammadi Gnosticism and Early Christianity

Each contributor has prepared a preface to his or her paper that points to its salient features and explains how the essay fits into the overall subject of the book. --from the Preface

Author: Charles W. Hedrick

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597524026

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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[This] book acquaints the beginner with the topic of gnosticism and early Christianity and presents to the specialist some of the new frontiers their colleagues are exploring. For the beginner there is a concise introduction to gnosticism. It covers the issues of origin, literature, leading ideas, and possible links with early Christianity. Each contributor has prepared a preface to his or her paper that points to its salient features and explains how the essay fits into the overall subject of the book. --from the Preface