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Retrieved 13 January Although every Gnostic system was unique to itself—indeed, within each different strand believers were encouraged to elaborate, expand upon, and revise the existing bases of thought—they all shared certain core tenets: Gnosticism was never a religion anyway and this book in an incredible collection of biographies of ancient sorcerers, witches and holy man.

Having just had a friend, a reader totally unschooled in early church history, jans it and like it, I confidently recommend it to anyone even mildly interested in religion in the ancient world as it pertains to modern Christianity and philosophy.


Hans Jonas was a distinguished philosopher specializing in political science, theology, and bioethics. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. About Hans Jonas Hans Jonas was a distinguished philosopher specializing in political science, theology, and bioethics.

Though outdated by today’s standards, Hans Jonas has written a wonderful and insightful study into Gnosticism’s foundational teachings, the faith’s context within the Greco-Roman world of late antiquity, and it’s modern relevancies. If the bible can have two genesis accounts than so can I.

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Though Jonas presents himself as seeking not the origins, but the “essence” of Gnosticism, his volume found renewed interest following the discovery of the Nag Hamadi manuscripts. This wonderful book is a keeper, a tome I will be dipping into and refreshing myself with over time—for without embracing their eschatology, I can’t but agree with the central Gnostic premise: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity

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Well some of the sects talked about in this book have a good reason for it, most of them though jonax tack on lots and lots of stuff before whatever it is that makes the person known as Adam occur. Still, it is a treasure-trove of information. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Tantra of the Yoga Sutras.

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Jamgon Mipham and Asanga. Gnostics, on the other hand, though they accepted the notion of order, rejected its fundamental goodness. Quotes from The Gnostic Relig Will I hand out and buy a book with all of the works mentioned in here in translation? Read reviews that mention hans jonas nag hammadi gnostic religion gnosticism gnostics gnosis rudolph soul subject ancient chapter classic existentialism follow knowledge philosophy study systems understanding common.

Leon Sandler rated it it was amazing Mar 24, 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 relligion on the history of ideas.