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Gnosis and faith in early Christianity : an introduction to Gnosticism

Author: Riemer Roukema
Publisher: London : SCM, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides an up-to-date introduction to Gnosticism as it relates to early Christianity. The author tries to make the reader familiar with the themes and ingredients of Gnosticism without  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Riemer Roukema
ISBN: 033402773X 9780334027737
OCLC Number: 42274314
Notes: Translation of: Gnosis en geloof in het vroege christendom.
Description: ix, 212 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. A first orientation. Introduction --
Irenaeus on the origin of the heresies --
A sermon from the Nag Hammadi books --
Refinements of the gnostic myth --
--
Part II. Backgrounds to gnosticism. The origin and purpose of life --
The Jewish religion --
Plato, Philo and Platonic philosophy --
The mystery religions and early Christianity --
--
Part III. A closer look at Gnosticism. A form of Hellenized Christianity --
Some gnostic and related teachers --
Some gnostic and related texts --
--
Part IV. Christian faith and gnosis. The gnosis of some church fathers --
Gnosis assessed.
Other Titles: Gnosis en geloof in het vroege christendom.
Responsibility: Riemer Roukema ; [translated by John Bowden from the Dutch].

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