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The gnostic new age : how a countercultural spirituality revolutionized religion from antiquity to today

Author: April D De Conick
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Gnostic New Age, April D. DeConick recovers this vibrant underground history to prove that Gnosticism was not suppressed or defeated by the Catholic Church long ago, nor was the movement a fabrication to justify the violent repression of alternative forms of Christianity. Gnosticism alleviated human suffering, soothing feelings of existential brokenness and alientation through the promise of renewal as God.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
History
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
De Conick, April D.
Gnostic new age.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016000270
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: April D De Conick
ISBN: 9780231542043 0231542046
OCLC Number: 1090482520
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: The matrix of ancient spirituality --
The gnostic true man --
Supermen and monsters --
Paul and gnostic dogma --
John and the dark cosmos --
Gnostic altered states --
Hell walks and star treks --
Spiritual avatars --
The Pi of gnostic politics --
Pleasantville religions --
Gnosticism out on a limb.
Responsibility: April D. DeConick.

Abstract:

In The Gnostic New Age, April D. DeConick recovers this vibrant underground history to prove that Gnosticism was not suppressed or defeated by the Catholic Church long ago, nor was the movement a fabrication to justify the violent repression of alternative forms of Christianity. Gnosticism alleviated human suffering, soothing feelings of existential brokenness and alientation through the promise of renewal as God. DeConick begins in ancient Egypt and follows with the rise of Gnosticism in the Middle Ages, the advent of theosophy and other occult movements in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and contemporary New Age spiritual philosophies.

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