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Ancient Gnosticism

Birger Albert Pearson

Ancient Gnosticism

traditions and literature

by Birger Albert Pearson

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Published by Fortress Press in Minneapolis, MN .
Written in English


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StatementBirger A. Pearson.
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LC ClassificationsBT
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 362 p. :
Number of Pages362
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22758248M
ISBN 109780800632588

Neo-evangelicalism, or “non-denominationalism,” has become the Christian wing of the New Age movement, finding more in common with ancient Gnosticism than orthodox Christianity. America is far from secular! Like Rome c. AD, it is undergoing a spiritual revolution toward Gnosticism. – .   In terms of theology and doctrine, we concentrate on many other controversial points, relegating Gnosticism to an ancient, long-dead heresy. However, we would be remiss to assume that Gnosticism has no relevance to us today. After all, Gnosticism was the predominant source of heresy when the New Testament was written.

Gnostics, Gnostic Gospels, & Gnosticism. A one-sentence description of Gnosticism: a religion that differentiates the evil god of this world (who is identified with the god of the Old Testament) from a higher more abstract God revealed by Jesus Christ, a religion that regards this world as the creation of a series of evil archons/powers who wish to keep the human soul trapped in an evil. Gnosticism. Gnosticism is a heresy which is made up of a diverse set of beliefs. It is the teaching based on the idea of gnosis (a Koine Greek word meaning "secret knowledge"), or knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of internal, intuitive means. While Gnosticism thus relies on personal religious experience as its primary authority, early "Christian" Gnostics did adopt their own.

E-BOOK EXCERPT. This book demonstrates that ancient Christian Gnosticism was an ancient form of cultural criticism in a mythological garb. It establishes that, much like modern forms of critical theory, including the Frankfurt School and queer theory, ancient Gnosticism was set on deconstructing mainstream discourses and cultural premises. Gnosticism: The History and Legacy of the Mysterious Ancient Religion (Book) Gnosticism: The History and Legacy of the Mysterious Ancient Religion. Author. Charles River Editors. Publisher. Charles River Editors. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit.


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Ancient Gnosticism: Birger Pearson, one of few experts on early Christianity not taking Bauer theory for granted, pursued a unique approach to ancient gnosticism mystery that changed the conception of many, including some Copts who followed with fascination an aspect of their own culture, expressed in Alexandrine Neoplatonic religious by:   Hoeller, Stephan A ().

Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing (Kindle Locations ). Quest Books. Kindle Edition. The Gnostic followers of Christ, quite early in the history of the Christian faith, refused to go along with the atonement by: 6. really understand its nature.

The Gnostic handbook is one application, one represen-tational system for the ancient Gnosis. It can be seen in many forms and using many symbol systems. Accordingly, it is important to realise the difference between the representational letter and the thing that is represented, between the essence and the Size: KB.

Ancient Gnosticism book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Even as public interest is attracted to this esoteric religion, E /5. Stephan A. Hoeller, Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing (Quest Books, ) Buy the Book There has long been need for a comprehensive introductory guide to the Gnostic tradition.

Hoeller supplies just such a book with this new offering. A final myth about Gnosticism is that it was pro-sex and that traditional Christianity was anti-sex. In other words, Gnostics celebrated sexuality and traditional Christians were puritanical prudes.

Again, the reality Ancient Gnosticism book very Ancient Gnosticism book. While some Gnostics were quite sexually licentious (as noted above with Marcus), a large strain of the. In Ancient Gnosticism Pearson surveys all the primary literary evidence for ancient Gnosticism, providing a clear and succinct introduction to each individual writing (including the newly published Gospel of Judas from the Tchacos Codex), along with a judicious consideration of the historical origin of Gnosticism.

The classic schools of Christian Gnosticism are discussed, along with Hermetic Pages: “Gnosticism, a highly intellectual second-century movement (the word ‘gnostic’ comes from the Greek word for ‘knowledge’) that was later declared heretical, didn’t help.

Heretics were intellectual therefore intellectuals were, if not heretical, then certainly suspect. Buy a cheap copy of Living Gnosticism: An Ancient Way of book by Jordan Stratford. Twenty-two centuries ago in Alexandria, a sect of philosopher-poets fashioned a myth the strands of which weave through Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Greek Free shipping over $/5(5).

Buy the Book. Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing by Stephan A. Hoeller. There has long been need for a comprehensive introductory guide to the Gnostic tradition.

Hoeller supplies just such a book with this new offering. Stephan A. Hoeller, Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing (Quest Books, ) Buy the Book > There has long been need for a comprehensive introductory guide to the Gnostic tradition.

A paradigm shift in our understanding of religion, breaking new ground in scholarship on Gnosticism. Birger A. Pearson, author of Ancient Gnosticism: Traditions and Literature Anyone interested in New Age spirituality in all its diversity and fullness will savor the pages of.

Stephan Hoeller's book "Gnosticism" is truly a great introduction to Gnosticism in both its ancient and modern forms. I find it quite humorous that some of the "reviewers" on here are being so critical of a book, when they obviously haven't even read the by: 6. The ancient Gnostic movement developed a powerful counter-narrative to the emerging orthodox Christian myth; and it must be remembered that Christianity in all of its forms was a.

Even as public interest is attracted to this esoteric religion, Escholars have debated its origins, its relationship to Judaism and Christianity, and even whether one distinctive and separate Gnostic "religion" ever existed. Birger Pearson's expert and accessible introduction brings the reader into the debate.

Directly addressing the nettling questions of origins and definition, Pearson 3/5(1). ancient Apjohn Apocryphon of John argued ascetic Bauer Bentley Layton Bousset Bultmann century Chris Christ Christian heresy Church claim Codex Colpe construction context cultural defining Gnosticism definition Demiurge discourse of orthodoxy divine doctrine dualism E.

Brill early Christian elements essence ethics example genealogy Gnos /5(3). Table of contents for Ancient Gnosticism: traditions and literature / Birger A. Pearson. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher.

book. It would be the most dangerous text in the world, capable of waking up and liberating those who read and study it. Such a book would be a strange object in this created world, something not fabricated here, but coming from somewhere else, from another world completely different to this one.

It would also be capable of surviving flames as File Size: KB. Michael Williams's Rethinking `Gnosticism' is such a book.

It is essential reading for scholars of ancient Christianity and for anyone who wishes to use the terms `gnostic' and `gnosticism,' but it can be read with profit by all historians concerned with issues of methodology in studying religious people of the past."—Church History.

1 day ago  Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World: Essays in Honour of John D. Turner (Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies) (Book). The Paperback of the Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing by Stephan A. Hoeller at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on /5(4). Panarion Book 1 [5] More about how these early church writers linked the Ephesian heresy with second-century Gnosticism is here. (Check the footnotes too.) [6] In 1 TimothyPaul uses the unusual verb authentein.

Albert Wolters writes about a cognate noun of authentein and its association with Gnosticism.Ancient Gnosticism: Traditions and Literature. Minneapolis: Fortress, E-mail Citation» The closest thing in the field to a textbook, Pearson based this book on his undergraduate classes on Gnosticism at the University of California at Santa Barbara.