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Gnosis : an introduction

Author: Christoph Markschies; John Bowden
Publisher: London [etc.] : T&T Clark, 2003.
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Defining the term Gnosis and its relationship to Gnosticism, this book indicates why Gnosis may be preferable and sketches out the main problems. It then treats the sources, both those in the church  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Markschies; John Bowden
ISBN: 0567089452 9780567089458 0567089444 9780567089441
OCLC Number: 1056619590
Description: XI, 145 p. 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Definition of Gnosis, its relationship to 'Gnosticism'.; Chapter II: The sources, ancient authors (from irenaeus to Epiphanius), heresologists (Justin and Tertullian), Gnostic original text (the Nag Hammadi material) and non-'Gnostic' texts (the Hermetic Writings and the Hekhalot literature).; Chapter III: Early forms of 'Gnosis' in antiquity: Jewish, New Testament, and early representatives (Simon Magus and Basilides).; Chapter IV: Marcion and the Marcionites, Valentinus and Valentinians and the 'Barbelo Gnostics'.; Chapter V: Manichaeism as the culmination and end-point of Gnosis.; Chapter VI: Ancient communities of 'Gnostics'.; Chapter VII: 'Gnosis' in antiquity and the present.; Index
Responsibility: Christoph Markschies ; transl. [from the German] by John Bowden.


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