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Nick rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Even if you have every other book about Gnosticism you must read this also, because it’s the most complete, covering some of the more shocking and unpleasant imo versions of ancient Gnosticism, which must be read and processed if one is to really understand it in all its permutations. This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provides a crucial look at the theology, religious atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism.
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. From a more secular perspective, one may also consider it as an extended metaphor that, through its employment extends consciousness, or as Thomas Mann would deem it in the twentieth century, “The romance of the soul. Buy the selected items together This item: Leon Sandler rated it really liked it Mar 24, I do not necessarily believe the Gnostics had the right idea, but you get to see how others viewed the teachings.
Valentinuss Myth according to St Irenaeus. Get to Know Us. His collection of scriptures includes tractates that are not in Nag Hammadi such as the Hermetic text “Poimandres. This book contains primary source material for Gnostic writings along with introductions by the author that put things into historical context.
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