[Full Book] Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe

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Publisher: BRILL
Author: Zlatko Pleše
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 329

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Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Zlatko Pleše, Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe books, The monograph examines the cosmological section of the "Apocryphon of John," a fully narrated version of the classic Gnostic myth. The author argues that the "Apocryphon" s world hypothesis is inseparable from the epistemological, theological, and aesthetic debates within contemporary Platonism.


[Full Book] Mystery And Secrecy In The Nag Hammadi Collection And Other Ancient Literature Ideas And Practices

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Publisher: BRILL
Author: Christian H. Bull
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 560

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Mystery And Secrecy In The Nag Hammadi Collection And Other Ancient Literature Ideas And Practices

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Christian H. Bull, Mystery And Secrecy In The Nag Hammadi Collection And Other Ancient Literature Ideas And Practices Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mystery And Secrecy In The Nag Hammadi Collection And Other Ancient Literature Ideas And Practices books, Drawing on a wide array of sources, this anthology sets out to analyze the concepts of mystery and secrecy that occur in the ritual and rhetoric of antique Mediterranean religion, with an emphasis on Gnosticism, Christianity, and Paganism.


[Full Book] Gnostic Religion In Antiquity

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Roelof van den Broek
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 255

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Gnostic Religion In Antiquity

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Roelof van den Broek, Gnostic Religion In Antiquity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gnostic Religion In Antiquity books, An examination of Gnostic religion in Late Antiquity within its historical and religious context, using Greek, Latin and Coptic sources.


[Full Book] Paradise Reconsidered In Gnostic Mythmaking

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Publisher: BRILL
Author: Tuomas Rasimus
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 400

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Paradise Reconsidered In Gnostic Mythmaking

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Tuomas Rasimus, Paradise Reconsidered In Gnostic Mythmaking Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Paradise Reconsidered In Gnostic Mythmaking books, Examining the mythology in and social reality behind a group of texts rewriting Genesis, to which certain leaders of the early church occasionally attached the label ‘Ophite,’ this book offers a new understanding of Sethianism and the origins of Gnosticism.


[Full Book] Gnostic Morality Revisited

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Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Author: Ismo Dunderberg
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 253

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Gnostic Morality Revisited

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Ismo Dunderberg, Gnostic Morality Revisited Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gnostic Morality Revisited books, While the early Christian texts discussed in this book are often treated as "gnostic" ones, they are here approached as witnesses to the views of educated Christians engaged in dialogue with philosophical traditions. Following the idea that ancient philosophical schools provided their adherents with ways of life, Ismo Dunderberg explores issues related to morality and lifestyle in non-canonical gospels and among groups that were gradually denounced as heretical in the church. He deals with the soul's progress from material concerns to a life dominated by spirit, the control of emotions, the avoidance of luxury, the ideal "perfect human" as a tool in moral instruction, classifications of humankind into distinct groups based on their moral advancement, and Christian debates about the value of martyrdom. In addition, he offers a critical review of some recent trends and attitudes in New Testament scholarship.


[Full Book] The Gnostic Scriptures Second Edition

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Publisher: Yale University Press
Author: Bentley Layton
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Pages : 760

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Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Bentley Layton, The Gnostic Scriptures Second Edition Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Gnostic Scriptures Second Edition books, A collection of extra-biblical scriptures written by the gnostics, updated with three ancient texts including the recently discovered Gospel of Judas This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provides a crucial look at the theology, religious atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism. It provides authoritative translations of ancient texts from Greek, Latin, and Coptic, with introductions, bibliographies, and annotations. The texts are organized to reflect the history of gnosticism in the second through fourth centuries CE. This second edition provides updates throughout and adds three new ancient texts, including the recently discovered Gospel of Judas.


[Full Book] The Gnostics

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Publisher: Harvard University Press
Author: David Brakke
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 180

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Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by David Brakke, The Gnostics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Gnostics books, Brakke writes a pioneering study of the way the demon role relates to religious thinking and to cultural anxieties. The author’s sources include biographies of exceptional monks, collections of monastic sayings and stories, letters from ascetic teachers to their disciples, sermons, community rules, and biblical commentaries. When monks imagined the resistance that they had to overcome in cultivating their selves or the temptation that offered an easier path, they saw supernatural beings that could take the shapes of animals, women, boys, and false angels in their attempts to seduce monks away from their devotion to God. And when they considered the inclinations in their own selves that opposed their best intentions, they concluded that demons introduced such problematic “thoughts” to their minds. Although the last twenty years has seen an explosion of scholarship on early Christian asceticism, producing brilliant explorations of the body, sexual renunciation, fasting, and gender, combat with demons has been left relatively unexplored.


[Full Book] Paul And Gnosis

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Publisher: BRILL
Author: Stanley E. Porter
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 236

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Paul And Gnosis

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Stanley E. Porter, Paul And Gnosis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Paul And Gnosis books, Paul and Gnosis is a collection of cutting-edge essays that deal with a broad spectrum of ideas regarding Paul and knowledge. Topics include Paul and his use of "knowledge" words, Paul’s knowledge of key ideas, and his relationship to Gnosticism.


[Full Book] How Repentance Became Biblical

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: David A. Lambert
Category : Bible
Languages : en
Pages : 336

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How Repentance Became Biblical

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by David A. Lambert, How Repentance Became Biblical Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download How Repentance Became Biblical books, "How Repentance Became Biblical explores the rise of repentance as a concept within early forms of Judaism and Christianity and how it has informed the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. It develops alternative accounts for many of the ancient phenomena identified as penitential"--


[Full Book] Metamorphoses

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Author: Turid Karlsen Seim
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 401

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Metamorphoses

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Turid Karlsen Seim, Metamorphoses Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Metamorphoses books, How were ideas and experiences of transformation expressed in early Christianity and early Judaism? This volume explores the social and philosophical frameworks within which transformative ideas such as resurrection and practices of becoming a new being were shaped. It also explores the analogies and parameters by which transformation was being observed, noted and asserted. The focus on transformation helps to connect topics that tend to be studied separately, such as cosmology, resurrection, aging, gender, and conversion. The textual material is wide-ranging and there are new readings of core passages. Ideas and experiences of transformations in early Christianity and early Judaism Connects topics that tend to be studied seperately (cosmology, resurrection, aging, gender, conversion) With wide-ranging textual material "


[Full Book] Various Aspects Of Worship In Deuterocanonical And Cognate Literature

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Author: Géza G. Xeravits
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 468

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Various Aspects Of Worship In Deuterocanonical And Cognate Literature

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Géza G. Xeravits, Various Aspects Of Worship In Deuterocanonical And Cognate Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Various Aspects Of Worship In Deuterocanonical And Cognate Literature books, The volume contains papers read at the International Conference of the ISDCL, held in Budapest in 2015. The contributors explore various aspects of worship as reflected in the literature of Judaism from the Second Temple period to Late Antiquity. The volume provides a fresh reading of various crucial issues especially within Old Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Rabbinic literature, Gnostic traditions, and the emerging synagogue. The papers analyse texts and artefacts that reveal how various groups of Judaism understood the concept of worship—a pre-eminent form of expressing religious identity and interpreting fundamental traditions.


[Full Book] Gnosticism Platonism And The Late Ancient World

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Publisher: BRILL
Author: Kevin Corrigan
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 756

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Gnosticism Platonism And The Late Ancient World

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Kevin Corrigan, Gnosticism Platonism And The Late Ancient World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gnosticism Platonism And The Late Ancient World books, This Festschrift contains essays on a broad range of topics that deal with Sethian, Valentinian and other early Christian thought, as well as with Platonism and Neoplatonism, including especially the interaction between Greek philosophy and Gnosticism in late antiquity.


[Full Book] Practicing Gnosis

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Publisher: BRILL
Author: April DeConick
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 584

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Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by April DeConick, Practicing Gnosis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Practicing Gnosis books, The essays in Practicing Gnosis demonstrate that the Gnostics were not necessarily trendy intellectuals seeking epistomological certainities. Instead, this book explores how Gnostics were seeking religious experiences that relied on practices including ritual, magic, liturgy, and theurgy. This book celebrates the career of Birger A. Pearson.


[Full Book] Cosmology And Fate In Gnosticism And Graeco Roman Antiquity

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Publisher: BRILL
Author: Nicola F. Denzey
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 220

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Cosmology And Fate In Gnosticism And Graeco Roman Antiquity

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Nicola F. Denzey, Cosmology And Fate In Gnosticism And Graeco Roman Antiquity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cosmology And Fate In Gnosticism And Graeco Roman Antiquity books, In Cosmology and Fate in Gnosticism and Graeco-Roman Antiquity, Denzey Lewis explores the rhetoric of "enslavement to fate" in the intellectual history of the 2nd century C.E., which she argues is differently articulated by ancient authors but to similar rhetorical ends.


[Full Book] Eschatology And The Saviour

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Sarah Parkhouse
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 324

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Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Sarah Parkhouse, Eschatology And The Saviour Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Eschatology And The Saviour books, Focusing on dialogue gospels and the 'Gospel of Mary', this book highlights the complexity and diversity of early Christian literature.


[Full Book] Wiley Blackwell Companion To Wisdom Literature

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Samuel L. Adams
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 528

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Wiley Blackwell Companion To Wisdom Literature

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by Samuel L. Adams, Wiley Blackwell Companion To Wisdom Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Wiley Blackwell Companion To Wisdom Literature books, A comprehensive introduction to ancient wisdom literature, with fascinating essays on a broad range of topics. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature is a wide-ranging introduction to the texts, themes, and receptions of the wisdom literature of the Bible and the ancient world. This comprehensive volume brings together original essays from established scholars and emerging voices to offer a variety of perspectives on the “wisdom” biblical books, early Christian and rabbinic literature, and beyond. Varied and engaging essays provide fresh insights on topics of timeless relevance, exploring the distinct features of instructional texts and discussing their interpretation in both antiquity and the modern world. Designed for non-specialists, this accessible volume provides readers with balanced coverage of traditional biblical wisdom texts, including Proverbs, Job, Psalms, and Ecclesiastes; lesser-known Egyptian and Mesopotamian wisdom; and African proverbs. The contributors explore topics ranging from scribes and pedagogy in ancient Israel, to representations of biblical wisdom literature in contemporary cinema. Offering readers a fresh and interesting way to engage with wisdom literature, this book: Discusses sapiential books and traditions in various historical and cultural contexts Offers up-to-date discussion on the study of the biblical wisdom books Features essays on the history of interpretation and theological reception Includes essays covering the antecedents and afterlife of the texts Part of the acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion series, the Companion to Wisdom Literature is a valuable resource for university, seminary and divinity school students and instructors, scholars and researchers, and general readers with interest in the subject.


[Full Book] The Use Of Scripture In The Apocryphon Of John

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Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Author: David Creech
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 1590

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The Use Of Scripture In The Apocryphon Of John

Poetics Of The Gnostic Universe by David Creech, The Use Of Scripture In The Apocryphon Of John Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Use Of Scripture In The Apocryphon Of John books, David Creech explores at length the Apocryphon of John's ambivalent treatment of the Jewish and Christian scriptures. Although Moses is explicitly corrected at five points in the text, Genesis' account of creation is nonetheless the basis for the Apocryphon's cosmogony and anthropogony. Its uneven treatment of the biblical text is the result of a dispute between the authors of the Apocryphon and other early Catholics. At the earliest stage of the text the Christians who wrote and read the Apocryphon worshiped alongside other early catholic Christians without any sense of contradiction or inconsistency. The key shift in the Apocryphon occurred after Irenaeus of Lyons' assault on "Knowledge Falsely So-Called." In response to his concerted effort to bring the church under the authority of early catholic bishops, the framers inserted corrections to Moses. The corrections are primarily rhetorical and used to refute early catholic identity markers.