Gnosticism

Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by alt_f4 at Aug. 11, 2016
Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism

Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion) by Dylan M. Burns
English | Jan. 22, 2014 | ISBN: 0812245792 | 171 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

In the second century, Platonist and Judeo-Christian thought were sufficiently friendly that a Greek philosopher could declare, "What is Plato but Moses speaking Greek?" Four hundred years later, a Christian emperor had ended the public teaching of subversive Platonic thought.

Gnosticism - From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by groovebeat at Dec. 12, 2015
Gnosticism - From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas [Repost]

Gnosticism - From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas
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Genre: Religion, History | Language: English

The three centuries following the death of Jesus were a momentous and turbulent era in Western religious thought. During this time, as Christianity began its massive ascent, distancing itself from paganism and Judaism, other important currents of religious belief appeared, in what became an epoch of intense theological conflict and debate.

The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by leonardo78 at March 20, 2016
The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity (Repost)

The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity by David Brakke
Publisher: Harvard University Press | 2011 | ISBN: 0674046846 | 180 pages | PDF | 10 MB

Who were the Gnostics? And how did the Gnostic movement influence the development of Christianity in antiquity? Is it true that the Church rejected Gnosticism? This book offers an illuminating discussion of recent scholarly debates over the concept of “Gnosticism” and the nature of early Christian diversity.

The Gnostics: The First Christian Heretics  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MrLAG at Feb. 3, 2011
The Gnostics: The First Christian Heretics

Sean Martin "The Gnostics: The First Christian Heretics"
Pocket Essentials; 2 edition | August 1, 2010 | English | ISBN: 1842433393 | 160 pages | PDF | 2,7 Mb

Gnosticism is the name given to various religious schools that proliferated in the first centuries after Christ, nearly becoming the dominant form of Christianity, but was eventually branded as heretical by the emerging Christian church. The long and diverse history of Gnosticism is recounted here, as well as reasons for its continued relevance today. Although some Gnostic beliefs are close to mainstream Christianity, others examined here include that the world is imperfect because it was created by an evil god who was constantly at war with the true, good God; that Christ and Satan were brothers; that reincarnation exists; and that women are the equal of men.

The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetic Mysticism and Numerology in the Ancient World  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Nov. 29, 2016
The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetic Mysticism and Numerology in the Ancient World

The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetic Mysticism and Numerology in the Ancient World by Kieren Barry
English | Oct. 1, 1999 | ISBN: 1578631106 | 316 Pages | PDF | 28 MB

This study uses academic research to reach a conclusion many consider controversial - the Hebrew Qabalah has Greek origins. The author documents the use of the alphabet in philosophy, religion, oracles and magic in ancient history, focusing on the use of the qabalah in the Bible and Gnosticism.