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Jul 13, 2017 ... Professor David Brakke, in an interview with Miguel Conner in Other Voices of Gnosticism, adds that the first Gnostics “knew about Jesus and felt that something had changed with Jesus…One reason I believe this, is the decision to make the God of Genesis this malevolent, ignorant deity…It's very hard to ...


In the Gnostic version of creation of the world the Spirit of God is referred to as the Wisdom of God or Sophia who is also a feminine creative force. It seems she wished to give birth to a creature like herself. She did so without the permission of her partner. She was able to do this by the power within her. The fruit of her desire ...


This page indexes resources about Gnosticism, the Hermetica, and other related belief systems at sacred-texts. GNOSTICISM. Fragments of a Faith Forgotten by G.R.S. Mead [1900] An indispensable and comprehensive sourcebook about the Gnostics. The Gnostics and Their Remains by Charles William King [1887]


Due to the influence that Gnosticism has had on popular media and Christianity itself in recent decades, an examination of the basic beliefs of the Gnostic


Gnosticism. “Many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist” (v. 7). - 2 John 7. Montanism was not the only movement that believed there was a unique, mystical knowledge of the truth available only to a special few.


Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing [Stephan A Hoeller] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Gnosticism developed alongside Judeo-Christianity over two thousand years ago, but with an important difference: It emphasizes.


Gnosticism is a general term describing various mystically-oriented groups and their teachings, which were most prominent in the first few centuries of the Common Era. It is also applied to later and modern revivals of these teachings. The term gnosticism comes from the Greek word for knowledge, gnosis (γνώσις), referring ...


Dec 12, 2016 ... In the world of biblical studies, at least among some critical scholars, Gnosticism has been the darling for sometime now. Especially since the discovery of the so- called “Gnostic Gospels” at Nag Hammadi in 1945, scholars have sung the praises of this alternative version of Christianity. Gnosticism was a ...


Apr 21, 2009 ... Many essentially Gnostic notions received wide attention through the sagacious persona of the recently deceased Joseph Campbell in the television series and best-selling book, The Power of Myth. For example, in discussing the idea that “ God was in Christ,” Campbell affirmed that “the basic Gnostic and ...