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The gnostic religion

the message of the alien God & the beginnings of Christianity

by Hans Jonas

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Published by Beacon Press in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gnosticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 342-355) and index.

    StatementHans Jonas.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT1390 .J62 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxvi, 359 p. ;
    Number of Pages359
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6793630M
    ISBN 100807058017
    LC Control Number00060852

    THE BOOK. Títle & I.S.B.N. Diagram 1. Primordial Gnosis 2. Matter is evil 3. Time is evil 4. The creator god 5. The creation of the world 6. The creation of man 7. The Unknowable God 8. Body, soul and Spirit 9. Three kinds of man Satan, the oppressor Lucifer, the liberator The Serpent of Salvation Cain, the Immortal The.   Interest in the Gnostic religion transcends sketches a narrative of this interest in his introductions to successive editions of the book. Introducing the first edition, in , Jonas tells very much an academic story, grounded in scho This is a very academic treatment of Gnosticism, but one that has endured through three editions/5(14).

      This book will be of interest to theologians, historians of religion, students and scholars of the history of Late Antiquity and early Christianity, as well as specialists in ancient gnostic and hermetic : Cambridge University Press.   The Gnostic Gospels, the first book she wrote for a popular audience, was a bestseller. Pagels's initial interest in those scriptural texts, however, was largely academic.

      The Gnostic Bible: Gnostic Texts of Mystical Wisdom form the Ancient and Medieval Worlds edited by Willis Barnstone, Marvin Meyer (Shambhala) (Paperback) this anthology is by far the most poetic and generally accessible anthology of gnostic texts to be assembled. It utilizes the strengths of both editors.5/5(5).   Enter the Gnostic New Age. Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion DeConick offers a valuable corrective to the recent reluctance of many scholars to use the term Gnosticism.


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The Gnostic Religion, by Hans Jonas (this book) is one of the best books I have read, and I have read over a thousand. Readers who do enjoy this book will also enjoy Couliano's 'Tree of Gnosis,' although that work only utilizes Gnosticism as a way to propagate a new methodology on the history of ideas.

Still, it is a treasure-trove of by: Interest in the Gnostic religion transcends academia. Jonas sketches a narrative of this interest in his introductions to successive editions of the book.

Introducing the first edition, inJonas tells very much an academic story, grounded in scholarly This is a very academic treatment of Gnosticism, but one that has endured through three /5. Gnostic America is a reading of current American culture, politics, and religious life according to the ancient movement known as Gnosticism.

In it, Peter M Burfeind builds off the foundations of Hans Jonas, Denis de Rougement, Norman Cohn, William Voegelin, Carl Jung, and Harold Bloom, each of whom saw the effects of Gnosticism in contemporary American Cited by: 1.

Buy the Book. An account of Gnosticism in the context of a timeless alternative tradition. The four principal Gnostic myths and four Nag Hammadi Gospels are introduced within a Jungian psychological framework. Hans Jonas, The Gnostic Religion (Boston: Beacon, and republished).

Buy the Book. All investigations of detail over the last half century have proved divergent rather than convergent, and leave us with a portrait of Gnosticism in which the absence of a unifying character seems to be the salient feature' - Hans Jonas, Preface, No modern writer that I am aware of has brought life to Gnosticism as Jonas has.

While in no way neglecting historical or theological 4/5(3). The Gnostic Handbook Page 5. Algebra, Gnosis and Religion.

Algebra is a branch of mathematics that uses letters etc to represent numbers and Size: KB. Conceptualization of Gnostic Beliefs.

Jack Zavada is a writer who covers the Bible, theology, and other Christianity topics. He is the author "Hope for Hurting Singles: A Christian Guide to Overcoming Life's Challenges." Gnosticism (pronounced NOS tuh siz um) was a second-century religious movement claiming that salvation could be gained Author: Jack Zavada.

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The postmodern move away from “logo-centric” communication toward phantasy, characteristic of the media revolution, fulfills the vision of Christianity’s oldest anti-Logos foes, the Gnostics. Modern progressivism, rooted in Social Gospel theology, “Religion of Humanity” ideas, and Hegel are direct descendants of a Medieval-Gnostic Continue reading →.

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The book speaks of apocalyptic and dark times. It is a curious book unlike any other account in the Bible. This is because it is one of the only Gnostic gospels that actually made it into the Bible.

Over time the Bible has been edited and passages and books have been stricken from the collective Christian book. This book is printed on acid-free paper that meets the uncoated paper ANSI/NISO specifications for permanence as revised in Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Jonas, Hans The gnostic religion: the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity / Hans Jonas.—3rd ed.

Size: 3MB. “Why Religion?” — a counterpoint of sorts to Huston Smith’s “Why Religion Matters” () — moves freely among the intimate details of Pagels’s life, her marriage to.

The Gnostic Religion remains, even today, the classic introduction" – Elaine Pagels, author of The Origin of Satan " A fascinating exposition with copious quotations, of what is known of Gnosticism Brand: Beacon Press.

As a Gnostic, it was a delight to read this book. Everything I knew and did not know, I found in detail in this book by will find the background on the history of Gnosticism in Alexandria; history on its development; the various contributors (e.g.

Babylon, Syria, Greek), the various "systems of thought" (eg Valentinian) and their proponents; and a bit of philosophy on 5/5(4). Praise “Using the few sources available to him with penetrating insight, Jonas reconstructed the Gnostic worldview The Gnostic Religion remains, even today, the classic introduction” – Elaine Pagels, author of The Origin of Satan “A fascinating exposition with copious quotations, of what is known of Gnosticism Dr.

Gnostic religion is the expression of a religious worldview which is dominated by the concept of Gnosis, an esoteric knowledge of God and the human being which grants salvation to those who possess it.

Roelof van den Broek presents here a fresh approach to the gnostic current of Late Antiquity within its historical and religious context, based on sources in Greek.

Every time this religion, absolutely different from the rest, appears before man, the other religions unite to try to destroy or hide it again.

Primordial Gnosis is the original Gnosis, true Gnosis, eternal Gnosis, Gnostic knowledge in its pure form. Due to multiple persecutions, Primordial Gnosis has been fragmented, distorted and hidden.

Gnostic religion is the expression of a religious worldview which is dominated by the concept of Gnosis, an esoteric knowledge of God and the human being which grants salvation to those who possess it.

Roelof van den Broek presents here a fresh approach to the gnostic current of Author: Roelof Van Den Broek.

The sub-title of this book is: A Reading of Contemporary American Culture & Religion according to Christianitys Oldest Heresy. Peter Burfeind has accomplished that by identifying Gnostic traits and following the movement of this heresy as it was vigorously opposed and suppressed in the early church, through to emergence during the Reformation and /5.

Apparently, this may have been handed down by oral tradition,as was Genesis and the book of Job were largely taken from oral tradition until they became among the first scriptural should treat the book of Enoch and other Gnostic writings as interesting but heretical documents that only entertain an acceptance of occult.Beliefs & practices of Christian Gnosticism: Gnostic beliefs: The Nag Hammadi archeological find was discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nagaa Hammadi on the west bank of the Nile River in A local farmer named Muhammed al-Samman discovered thirteen leather-bound vellum codices sealed in a jar and buried in the ground.Untilwhen 52 Gnostic texts were discovered in Upper Egypt, most of our actual knowledge of the religion was mediated by the ancient Fathers of the .