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A Dictionary of Gnosticism

A Dictionary of Gnosticism Book
Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
Publisher : Quest Books
Release : 2014-03-17
ISBN : 0835630978
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Dictionary of Gnosticism is a scholarly yet accessible guide that covers the people, mythology, movements, scripture, and technical terms related to this pre-Christian Western religion. It contains nearly 1700 entries, from Aachiaram, an angel in the 'Secret Book of John to Zostrianos', a third-century Gnostic text, and is a reliable reference for the Nag Hammadi library and other Gnostic texts. An introduction explains who the Gnostics were and provides a whirlwind tour through the history of this captivating movement.

The Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics Book
Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
Release : 2015-11-17
ISBN : 1780288212
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Secret History of the Gnostics offers long-awaited illumination on the mystical movement that teaches 'gnosis' - knowledge of God as opposed to unquestioning faith. Acclaimed author Andrew Phillip Smith delves into the myths and practices of this ancient movement, exploring its popularity during 2nd century AD, its subsequent decline under the weight of orthodoxy in the Church, and its present-day resurgence. Gnosticism has travelled a fascinating path - from the Manichaeans in Modern Persia between the 3rd and 7th centuries AD, to the triumphs and tragedies of the Cathars in Southern Europe between the 12th and 14th centuries, to, finally, today's Mandaeans in Iraq. However, as the author points out, the revival of Gnosticism extends further than these narrow sects, offering inspiration to a legion of literary figures, including Dan Brown and Philip Pullman. Gnosticism's emphasis on personal over organized religion, in keeping with the doctrine of the early Christian era during which it thrived, has found particular resonance with today's multicultural world. The Secret History of the Gnostics is not simply an authoritative account of one sect's practical beliefs and customs - it is, in effect, a manifesto, an appeal to those inspired by or drawn to the Gnostic faith not to forget its origins.

A Dictionary of the Jewish Christian Dialogue

A Dictionary of the Jewish Christian Dialogue Book
Author : Leon Klenicki,Geoffrey Wigoder
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780809135820
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This is an invaluable aid in helping readers become better acquainted with key issues involved in the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. It brings together significant discussions of major theological and religious topics that are an integral part of the faith dialogue between Jews and Christians." "Each topic is treated in two separate essays: one by a Christian scholar; the other by a Jewish scholar, and points of agreement and decisive differences stand out clearly."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics Book
Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
Release : 2015-11-24
ISBN : 1780288832
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Secret History of the Gnostics offers long-awaited illumination on the mystical movement that teaches 'gnosis' - knowledge of God as opposed to unquestioning faith. Acclaimed author Andrew Phillip Smith delves into the myths and practices of this ancient movement, exploring its popularity during 2nd century AD, its subsequent decline under the weight of orthodoxy in the Church, and its present-day resurgence. Gnosticism has travelled a fascinating path - from the Manichaeans in Modern Persia between the 3rd and 7th centuries AD, to the triumphs and tragedies of the Cathars in Southern Europe between the 12th and 14th centuries, to, finally, today's Mandaeans in Iraq. However, as the author points out, the revival of Gnosticism extends further than these narrow sects, offering inspiration to a legion of literary figures, including Dan Brown and Philip Pullman. Gnosticism's emphasis on personal over organized religion, in keeping with the doctrine of the early Christian era during which it thrived, has found particular resonance with today's multicultural world. The Secret History of the Gnostics is not simply an authoritative account of one sect's practical beliefs and customs - it is, in effect, a manifesto, an appeal to those inspired by or drawn to the Gnostic faith not to forget its origins.

A Dictionary of Christian Biography Literature Sects and Doctrines

A Dictionary of Christian Biography  Literature  Sects and Doctrines Book
Author : William Smith,Henry Wace
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1880
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Dictionary of Christian Biography Literature Sects and Doctrines Eaba Hermocrates

A Dictionary of Christian Biography  Literature  Sects and Doctrines  Eaba Hermocrates Book
Author : William Smith,Henry Wace
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1880
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Dictionary of Christian Biography Literature Sects and Doctrines Eaba Hermocrates book written by William Smith,Henry Wace, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics Book
Author : Andrew Philip Smith
Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
Release : 2016-08-16
ISBN : 178028991X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are there still Gnostics and can their roots be chased back to John the Baptist? Among the casualties of the western intervention in Iraq and the recent activities of ISIS are the Mandeans of Southern Iraq. These peace-loving people are now fleeing to the west . They are the last Gnostics, the only surviving remnant of the ancient sects who taught the direct knowledge of God, created their own gospels and myths and were persecuted as heretical by the church in the second and third centuries. The Mandeans place weekly river baptisms at the centre of their religious life and the primary exemplar of their religion is none other than John the Baptist. What is the real history of this mysterious and long lived sect? Can the Mandean peoples really be traced back to the first century? And who was John the Baptist? This book follows the history of the Mandeans from their present plight back through their earliest encounters with the West, their place in Islamic counties, their possible influence on the Templars, back to their origins as a first century baptismal sect connected to John the Baptist and beyond.

A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A D

A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A D  Book
Author : Henry Wace,William Coleman Piercy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1911
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Gnostics

The Gnostics Book
Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
Release : 2012-01-01
ISBN : 1780284640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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According to the ancient Gnostics—the early Christians who wrote such controversial texts as the recently discovered Gospel of Judas—we are all capable of gnosis, or direct knowledge of the true reality that lies behind the material world. Andrew Phillip Smith, author of respected works on the lost sayings of Jesus, the Gospel of Philip, and other Gnostic subjects, now offers a highly accessible layman’s introduction to this long-suppressed philosophy that offers an intriguing alternative to accepted Christian beliefs. With references to The Da Vinci Code, The Matrix, and other fictions inspired by the Gnostic worldview, this is an eye-opening, and possibly life-changing book meant to revive forgotten traditions, and perhaps even allow readers to experience gnosis themselves.

A Dictionary of the Bible

A Dictionary of the Bible Book
Author : James Hastings
Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
Release : 2004-10
ISBN : 9781410217240
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For over a century the ten-volume Dictionary of the Bible has been the definitive reference. "It is a Dictionary of the Old and New Testaments, together with the Old Testament Apocrypha, according to the Authorized and Revised English Versions, and with constant reference to the original tongues. ... Articles have been written on the names of all Persons and Places, on the Antiquities and Archaeology of the Bible, on its Ethnology, Geology, and Natural History, on Biblical Theology and Ethic, and even on the obsolete or archaic words occurring in the English Versions." James Hastings (1852-1922) was a distinguished scholar and pastor. He was founder and editor of the Expository Times and is also well known for editing the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, the Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, and the Dictionary of the Apostolic Church.

A Dictionary of the Bible Feign Kinsman

A Dictionary of the Bible  Feign Kinsman Book
Author : James Hastings
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1899
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics Book
Author : Andrew Philip Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-09-22
ISBN : 9781525231254
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Andrew Phillip Smith is editor of The Gnostic and the author of several books on Gnosticism, esotericism and early Christianity, including the first ever dictionary of Gnosticism. He has also written for New Dawn, Fortean Times and the Guardian

Dictionary of Gnosis Western Esotericism

Dictionary of Gnosis   Western Esotericism Book
Author : Wouter J. Hanegraaff
Publisher : Brill Academic Publishers
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9789004152311
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first comprehensive reference work to cover the entire domain of “Gnosis and Western Esotericism” from Late Antiquity to the present. It contains critical discussions of all its major authors, currents and manifestations, from Gnosticism to the New Age.This one volume edition is an unabridged version of the two volume edition published in 2005.

The Gnostic World

The Gnostic World Book
Author : Garry W. Trompf,Gunner B. Mikkelsen,Jay Johnston
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-10-03
ISBN : 1317201841
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Gnostic World is an outstanding guide to Gnosticism, written by a distinguished international team of experts to explore Gnostic movements from the distant past until today. These themes are examined across sixty-seven chapters in a variety of contexts, from the ancient pre-Christian to the contemporary. The volume considers the intersection of Gnosticism with Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Indic practices and beliefs, and also with new religious movements, such as Theosophy, Scientology, Western Sufism, and the Nation of Islam. This comprehensive handbook will be an invaluable resource for religious studies students, scholars, and researchers of Gnostic doctrine and history.

Gnostic Religion in Antiquity

Gnostic Religion in Antiquity Book
Author : Roelof van den Broek
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-01-24
ISBN : 113962041X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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, Latin and Coptic, including discussions of the individual works of preserved gnostic literature. Van den Broek explores the various gnostic interpretations of the Christian faith that were current in the second and third centuries, whilst showing that despite its influence on early Christianity, gnostic religion was not a typically Christian phenomenon. 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 traditions.

A Bloody and Barbarous God

A Bloody and Barbarous God Book
Author : Petra Mundik
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Release : 2016-05-15
ISBN : 0826356710
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Bloody and Barbarous God investigates the relationship between gnosticism, a system of thought that argues that the cosmos is evil and that the human spirit must strive for liberation from manifest existence, and the perennial philosophy, a study of the highest common factor in all esoteric religions, and how these traditions have influenced the later novels of Cormac McCarthy, namely, Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain, No Country for Old Men, and The Road. Mundik argues that McCarthy continually strives to evolve an explanatory theodicy throughout his work, and that his novels are, to a lesser or greater extent, concerned with the meaning of human existence in relation to the presence of evil and the nature of the divine.

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics Book
Author : Andrew Philip Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-09-22
ISBN : 9781525231247
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Andrew Phillip Smith is editor of The Gnostic and the author of several books on Gnosticism, esotericism and early Christianity, including the first ever dictionary of Gnosticism. He has also written for New Dawn, Fortean Times and the Guardian

The Rediscovery of Gnosticism

The Rediscovery of Gnosticism Book
Author : Bentley Layton
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 1980
ISBN : 9789004061767
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dictionary of the Apostolic Church

Dictionary of the Apostolic Church Book
Author : James Hastings
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1916
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pre Christian Gnosticism

Pre Christian Gnosticism Book
Author : Edwin M. Yamauchi
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2003-10-14
ISBN : 1725208784
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the most important issues facing New Testament scholarship today is the issue of Gnosticism. So wrote the author in 1973 in the first edition. With the publication since then of the entire Nag Hammadi library, this observation has become even more incisive. Was there a pre-Christian Gnosticism? Did Gnosticism directly or indirectly influence nascent Christianity? Many modern scholars argue that Gnosticism preceded the emergence of New Testament Christianity and constituted the raw material from which the apostles formed their message about Jesus. The author here analyzes the evidence used to support this thesis. He notes a series of methodological fallacies in the use of this evidence and concludes that clearly Gnostic materials are late and pre-Christian materials are not clearly Gnostic. A new chapter in this paperback edition brings the discussion up to date.