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Cosmology and fate in Gnosticism and Graeco-Roman antiquity : under pitiless skies

Author: Nicola Denzey Lewis
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
Series: Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies, v. 81; Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies, 81.
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In Cosmology and Fate in Gnosticism and Graeco-Roman Antiquity, Denzey Lewis explores the rhetoric of "enslavement to fate" in the intellectual history of the 2nd century C.E., which she argues is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Denzey Lewis
ISBN: 9789004245761 9004245766 9789004245488 9004245480 9781299476400 1299476406
OCLC Number: 842961828
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on May 14, 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 206 pages).
Contents: Were the gnostics cosmic pessimists? --
Nag Hammadi and the providential cosmos --
This body of death : cosmic malevolence and enslavement to sin in Pauline exegesis --
Heimarmene at Nag Hammadi : the Apocryphon of John and On the origin of the world --
Middle platonism, heimarmene, and the Corpus hermeticum --
Ways out I : interventions of the savior god --
Ways out II : baptism and cosmic freedom : a new genesis --
Astral determinism in the Gospel of Judas --
Conclusions, and a new way forward.
Series Title: Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies, v. 81; Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies, 81.
Responsibility: by Nicola Denzey Lewis.

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