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beginnings of gnostic Christianity

L. Gordon Rylands

beginnings of gnostic Christianity

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Published by Watts in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible. N.T. -- Theology.,
  • Odes of Solomon -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Gnosticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby L. Gordon Rylands.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS2361 .R87 1940
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 300 p.
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL181564M
    LC Control Numbera 40003079
    OCLC/WorldCa2884065


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The Gnostic Religion, by Hans Jonas (this book) is one of the best books I have read, and I have read over a thousand. 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 methodology on the history of ideas.

Still, it is a treasure-trove of by:   "'Readers interested in the origins of Christianity and its hidden esoteric current will find The Beginnings of Christianity: Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian Vision an outstanding and informative scholarly study.' – Midwest Book Review 'The book speaks to our modern condition in its resonance between ancient and contemporary philosophy.'/5(6).

OCLC Number: Notes: "By gnostic Christianity I mean the Christianity of Paul and of the Fourth gospel as distinguished from the doctrines of such writers as Baslides and Valentinus." Interest in the Gnostic religion transcends academia.

Jonas sketches a narrative of this interest in his introductions to successive editions of the book. Introducing the first edition, inJonas tells very much an academic story, grounded in scholarly This is a very academic treatment of Gnosticism, but one that has endured through three /5.

The Beginnings of Christianity book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Early Christianity had a powerful esoteric current. This is /5(15). Thanks to Samael Aun Weor and the support of students around the world, our translator and team have spent decades correcting, refining, and publishing all the books by Samael Aun Weor.

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The Gnostic handbook is one application, one represen-tational system for the ancient Gnosis. It can be seen in many forms and using many Islam, Judaism or Christianity exclusively.

The Secret doctrine is the essence of all these. The Secret Doctrine, Madame Size: KB. Instead he asserts 'The gnostic movement - such as we must call it - was a widespread phenomena in the critical centuries indicated, feeding like Christianity on the impulses of a widely prevalent human situation, and therefore erupting in many places, many forms, and many languages.' Jonas discusses many Gnostic texts and themes " -- 4/5(3).

The gnostic religion: the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity. Hans Jonas. Beacon Press, 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. LibraryThing Review User Review - kencf - LibraryThing. Outdated, but still a good, solid introduction to the travails of the Gnostics of assorted hue.

This book is printed on acid-free paper that meets the uncoated paper ANSI/NISO specifications for permanence as revised in Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Jonas, Hans The gnostic religion: the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity / File Size: 41KB.

Over the voices of those called Gnostics, Orthodox Christianity not only prevailed, but it has continued ever since to define Christianity, foremost as a belief system, dictated by doctrines. The Gnostic scriptures show that there was and is a more refreshing, spiritual, honest, open, loving, and exciting way to be a Christian.

The gnostic way to be a Christian is to be on a journey with Christ, finding oneness with God through what the Gnostics called "gnosis" -- pronounced "nos-ses," or for their followers, as "naws-tics." As you may have learned in the other pages, gnosis is a way to be with God, to let Christ bring comfort, love, and wholeness to oneself and others.

As a Gnostic, it was a delight to read this book. Everything I knew and did not know, I found in detail in this book by will find the background on the history of Gnosticism in Alexandria; history on its development; the various contributors (e.g.

Babylon, Syria, Greek), the various "systems of thought" (eg Valentinian) and their proponents; and a bit of philosophy on Metaphysics.5/5(4).

Gnostic Christianity. 1, likes 3 talking about this. This page is devoted gnostic ers: K. Buy The Beginnings of Christianity: Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian Vision 2nd Revised edition by Andrew Welburn (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(5). Recall that Hermann Detering was a work out about the gnostic interpretation of the Exodus and the beginnings of the Joshua/Jesus cult.

See my earlier posts: The gnostic interpretation and beginnings René Salm's discussion of Detering's work Since then René has posted a second installment. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xx, pages ; 21 cm. Contents: Introduction: East and West in Hellenism --The meaning of Gnosis and the extent of the Gnostic movement --Gnostic imagery and symbolic language --Simon Magus --The "Hymn of the Pearl" --The angels that made the gospel of Marcion --The Poimandres of Hermes Trismegistus.

Andrew Welburn, The Beginnings of Christianity: Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian rgh: Floris Books, Reviewed by Robert M. Price. Those readers who have been intrigued by Andrew Welburn's previous articles on early Christian esotericism in Novum Testamentum, Vigilae Christianae and elsewhere will have had their appetites whetted to get a look at his.

Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity, Paperback by Jonas, Hans, ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US The author, a noted philosopher, applies existentialist thought to the gnostic teachings in an attempt to understand core religious experience.5/5(1).

A review of the series in a New Age-oriented journal noted: “The series takes us to the Nag Hammadi find where we learn the beginnings of the discovery of texts called the Gnostic Gospels that were written around the same time as the gospels of the New Testament but which were purposely left out.” 7 The review refers to one of the most.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity by Hans Jonas (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products!5/5(1). 'Marcion’s Gospel and the beginnings of Christianity' Professor Markus Vinzent Inaugural Lecture Professor of the History of Theology, King's College London 17 October QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.

ABOUT. GNOSTIC CHRISTIANITY. What is a Gnostic Christian. According to Jesus' teachings, what is the purpose of mortal existence. How can I find this Garden of Delights.

How can I receive the Comforter. What is the nature of change of life. What is the purpose of Immersion. This book is printed on acid-free paper that meets the uncoated paper ANSI/NISO specifications for permanence as revised in Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Jonas, Hans The gnostic religion: the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity / File Size: 3MB.

A comprehensive bibliography and reading list on the subject of Gnosis and Gnosticism, both ancient and modern. The site includes the Gnostic Society Library with the complete Nag Hammadi Library, and a large collection of other primary Gnostic scriptures and documents.

About Hans Jonas. Hans Jonas () was a distinguished philosopher specializing in political science, theology, and bioethics. His published works include The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God & the Beginning of Christianity; The Phenomenon of Life: Toward a.

Readers interested in the origins of Christianity and its hidden esoteric current will find The Beginnings of Christianity: Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian Vision an outstanding and informative scholarly study.' -- Midwest Book Review.

The title is a bit of a misnomer, as is the part of the subtitle referring to "the beginnings of Christianity". Many modern works considering certain gnostic sects want to present them as kinds of "alternative Christianities" competing directly with the orthodox church and ultimately losing as a result of suppression by those nasty, beastly /5(10).

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 Gnostic Bible: Gnostic Texts of Mystical Wisdom form the Ancient and Medieval Worlds edited by Willis Barnstone, Marvin Meyer (Shambhala) (Paperback) this anthology is by far the most poetic and generally accessible anthology of gnostic texts to be assembled.

It 5/5(5). The Beginnings of Christianity attempts just that reconciliation: to unite an analysis of theological meaning with a grasp of the social worlds of the New Testament. Intellectually, this represents an innovative development in social-historical reading over the past two decades (and.

Specifically, we addressed the Gnostic tendency toward a disdain for the physical nature of things. In the sermon, I quoted from a book called, Against the Protestant Gnostics by Philip J.

Lee concerning the Gnostic disdain of the sacraments. In that book, Lee describes Gnosticism as its own religion – a religion of despair, elitism, and.

elements into Gnostic Christianity. The Christian Gnostics provided the challenge to the Christian Orthodoxy of the early Church that led to the defining of the dualistic, materialist, rationalist, anti-mystical view of the Church that characterizes contemporary Christianity today (Pagels, Meyer ).File Size: KB.

The title is a bit of a misnomer, as is the part of the subtitle referring to "the beginnings of Christianity". Many modern works considering certain gnostic sects want to present them as kinds of "alternative Christianities" competing directly with the orthodox church and ultimately losing as a result of suppression by those nasty, beastly /5(11).

Click to read more about The Beginnings of Christianity: Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian Vision by Andrew Welburn. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site 4/5. The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity.

Beacon Press. Burns, Dylan M. Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism. University of Pennsylvania Press.

[13] Brakke, David. The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity. Harvard. Readers interested in the origins of Christianity and its hidden esoteric current will find The Beginnings of Christianity: Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian Vision an outstanding and informative scholarly study.'-- Midwest Book Review show more/5(12).

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The doctrine of salvation by definition, based on the etymology of the word (gnosis "knowledge", gnostikos, "good at knowing"), is correct as far as it goes, but it gives only one, though perhaps the predominant, characteristic of Gnostic systems of cism is peculier in that it places the salvation of the soul merely in the possession of a quasi-intuitive knowledge.

The gnostic religion: the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity by Jonas, Hans, Pages:. In BAR, Geza Vermes wrote: “Acts identifies the demographic watershed regarding the composition of the Jesus began around 40 C.E.

with the admission into the church of the family of the Roman centurion Cornelius in Caesarea (Acts 10). Later came the gentile members of the mixed Jewish-Greek church in Antioch (Acts –24; Galatians –14), as well as the many .The Gnostic Society Bookstore, offering a carefully selected collection of recent books on the subject of Gnosis and Gnosticism.

The site includes the Gnostic Society Library with the complete Nag Hammadi Library, and a large collection of other primary Gnostic scriptures and documents.GNOSTIC AND HISTORIC CHRISTIANITY by Gerald Massey My purpose in the present lectures is to enforce with further evidence, and sustain with ampler detail, the interpretation of facts, which has been already outlined in the “Natural Genesis.” My contention is, that the original mythos and gnosis of Christianity were primarily derived fromFile Size: 76KB.