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A history of Gnosticism

Author: Giovanni Filoramo
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Blackwell, [1994]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The origins and history of Gnosticism, from its beginnings in the first two centuries AD. Filoramo describes the development of Gnostic beliefs and mystic philosophy, demonstrating the links between  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Filoramo
ISBN: 0631187073 9780631187073 0631157565 9780631157564
OCLC Number: 35192493
Notes: Originally published: 1990.
Description: xix, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Fragments of a lost faith; between demons and gods - an age of revelation; the gnostic imagination; in the world of the pleroma; the arrogance of the demiurge and the creation of the world; "And God Said, let us make mankind in our own image and likeness"; mysterium comiunctionis - the gnostic saviour; waiting for the end; Simon Magus and the origins of gnosticism; visionaries, prophets and divine men - towards a history of gnosticism; ascetics and libertines.
Other Titles: Attesa della fine.
Responsibility: Giovanni Filoramo ; translated by Anthony Alcock.

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"The best account of Gnosticism to have been written. An extraordinary and enlightening accomplishment." Times Literary Supplement "Comprehensive, judicious and informed. Filoramo, with his light wit Read more...

 
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