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history of Gnosticism

Giovanni Filoramo

history of Gnosticism

by Giovanni Filoramo

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Published by B. Blackwell in Oxford, UK, Cambridge, Mass., USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gnosticism

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGiovanni Filoramo ; translated by Anthony Alcock.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT1390 .F5513 1990
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 269 p. ;
    Number of Pages269
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2205509M
    LC Control Number89027513

    Having identified past distortions, she is able to offer a new and clarifying definition of Gnosticism. Her book is thus both a thorough and innovative introduction to the twentieth-century study of Gnosticism and a revealing exploration of the concept of heresy as a tool in forming religious identity/5(3). Gnosticism (from the Greek word gnosis, meaning “knowledge”) is the term given to a philosophical movement that flourished between the second century BCE and the fourth century CE. Unlike the “Judaizers”, who faded from history after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE, the Gnostics remained and even grew after the time of the.

    Gnosticism, one of the most fascinating phenomena in religious history, sparked ideologies that competed and conversed with other religions of the time, including Christianity. Follow Gnostic ideology and its impact on Western thought through the centuries, from its role in early religions and emergence in medieval spirituality to its remarkable traces in modern popular culture/5(72). Descriptor: Gnosticism -- History. Religion and culture -- Europe -- History. Note(s): Includes bibliographical references and index. Class Descriptors: LC: BT; Dewey: / Responsibility: S. Giora Shoham. Document Type: Book. Title: Coptic Gnostic chrestomathy: a selection of Coptic texts with grammatical analysis and glossary /.

    There has long been need for a comprehensive introductory guide to the Gnostic tradition. Hoeller supplies just such a book with this new offering. This delightful study gives clear voice to the essential message of Gnosticism; it is an invaluable introduction to the history and import of Gnosticism in the Western tradition. Buy the Book. The book offers clear and informative summaries of a large range of Gnostic texts, including Manichaean sources; it does not supply a great deal of analysis but works well alongside the primary sources themselves. Roukema, Riemer. Gnosis and Faith in Early Christianity: An Introduction to Gnosticism. Translated by J. Bowden.


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History of Gnosticism by Giovanni Filoramo Download PDF EPUB FB2

Gnosticism (from Ancient Greek: γνωστικός gnōstikós, Koine Greek: [ˈkos], "having knowledge") is a collection of ancient religious ideas and systems which originated in the first century AD among early Christian and Jewish sects.

These various groups emphasised personal spiritual knowledge over orthodox teachings, traditions, and ecclesiastical authority. I would still recommend Hans Jonas' The Gnostic Religion or Kurt Rudolph's Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism for an introduction to Gnostic belief over this book.

History of Gnosticism book, this book is an excellent opportunity to view Gnosticism in its wider context, as part of Reviews: 8.

out of 5 stars The Nature and History of Gnosticism: A Very Scholarly Work. Reviewed in the United States on Febru Verified Purchase. Rudolph's book is well beyond my meager knowledge of Gnosticism. The book is for the advanced student of this wonderful approach to life and religion.

I hope, in time, I can read the work Reviews:   The founder of "Christian" Gnosticism was Valentinus, who was born in Carthage about A.D.

He became connected with the Christian church. After almost being elected Bishop of Rome (i.e.: pope) he drifted into open heresy. Apparently he was a poet; some have credited him with authorship of the earliest version of the poetical Gnostic homily. A History of Gnosticism book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Gives a guide to the history of gnosticism in the second and /5(2).

This is a book highly recommended to those interested in the history of Manichean Gnosticism. A BASIC GNOSTIC LIBRARY These works represent several of the best texts from the above lists, ranging from introductory to advanced materials, and serve well as a basic library for Gnostic studies.

Justin Martyr mentions that Marcion was around in his time, A.D. (I have a well-written book that argues that Marcion was not gnostic, but we'll discuss that on a different page later.) Irenaeus wrote a whole book against gnosticism in the 's.

He mentions numerous names, most notably Valentinus, Ptolemy, and Marcus. Gnostic Gospels and. “Gnosticism, a highly intellectual second-century movement (the word ‘gnostic’ comes from the Greek word for ‘knowledge’) that was later declared heretical, didn’t help. Heretics were intellectual therefore intellectuals were, if not heretical, then certainly suspect.

explanation of the ideals of Gnosticism is not only useful, but mandatory. At the onset it should be made clear that Gnosticism is a personal experience of religion. The term Gnosis means "an experience of knowledge" and religion (from the Latin Religio) means "to bind back to the point of origin" and hence Gnosticism is an experience of the real.

GNOSTICISM: ANCIENT AND MODERN HISTORY; ANCIENT SOURCES OF INFORMATION. Sponsored link. History: Gnosticism consisted of many syncretistic belief systems which combined elements taken from Asian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek and Syrian pagan religions, from astrology, and from Judaism and Christianity.

Stephan A. Hoeller, Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing (Quest Books, ) Buy the Book > There has long been need for a comprehensive introductory guide to the Gnostic tradition.

The origins and history of Gnosticism, from its beginnings in the first two centuries AD. Filoramo describes the development of Gnostic beliefs and mystic philosophy, demonstrating the links between Gnosticism and heretical movements of early medieval Europe.

LibraryThing Review User Review - vzakuta - LibraryThing. One of the most accessible and readable surveys on Gnosticism in existence for general reader. The book introduces all important Gnostic movements and is a pleasant read/5(3). At that time, the only books in English were made on copy machines, were terribly expensive, and most of the translations were filled with errors, omissions, and confusion.

The only way to get the books was from a handful of schools who put up many obstacles and restrictions, requiring students to. In Forbidden Faith, Richard Smoley narrates a popular history of one such truth, the ancient esoteric religion of gnosticism, which flourished between the first and fourth centuries A.D., but whose legacy remains even today, having survived secretly throughout the ages.

Gnosticism is one of the great mysteries in the history of Western religion. At its core is an ancient Greek word, gnosis, a word prominent in the writings of Plato, which refers to a deep personal knowledge or understanding that often transcends the physical world.

The true story of the Gnostics is one of the most beautiful, and tragic epics of all time. Some of the world’s most famous people in history play leading actors in this tale of knowledge, conquest and global domination.

The ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Indians, Celts, Vikings, Europeans, Muslims and even the Catholic Churches of Rome and Greece play huge roles in. A final myth about Gnosticism is that it was pro-sex and that traditional Christianity was anti-sex.

In other words, Gnostics celebrated sexuality and traditional Christians were puritanical prudes. Again, the reality is very different. While some Gnostics were quite sexually licentious (as noted above with Marcus), a large strain of the. History of Gnosticism - The influence of gnostic ideas led to the rise of such movements as Theosophy and Rosicrucianism.

Gnosticism also influenced the esotericists of the 20th century, the analytical psychology of Carl Gustav Jung, and the modern New Age Movement.

The true face of Gnosticism must remain for the time being a mystery. However, we are quite happy to leave this for others to discover. Giovanni Filoramo (A History of Gnosticism, ) The history of the early Church was profoundly influenced, between the second and. Get this along with Stephan Hoeller's Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing first, then follow it with Kurt Rudolph's Gnosis: The Nature And History of Gnosticism, all the books by Elaine Pagels, and the Gnostic Bible and/or the Nag Hammadi Library, 5/5(5).Gnosticism as an organized movement acknowledging its source all but died.

The sole surviving remnant is in southwestern Iran. However many Gnostic teachings live on among new agers, existentialists, and Bible critics. The revival of interest in the Gospel of Thomas by the Jesus Seminar is a case in point.

There is also a tendency, even among some.The Origins of Gnosticism Christ Pantocrator, Holy Trinity’s monastery, Meteora, Greece While scholarly views on the origins of Gnosticism present what can be a bewildering array of competing theories, they can broadly be divided into two schools of thought.