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A History of Gnosticism

Giovanni FiloramoAnthony Alcock (Trans)
A History of Gnosticism

A History of Gnosticism

Giovanni FiloramoAnthony Alcock (Trans)

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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.

- Publisher Gnosticism, considered a heresy among the early Christians and persisted for many centuries. Drawing upon the latest scholarship and a wide range of sources, including the writings of the Gnostics themselves, Giovanni Filoramo provides an introduction to this variation of early Christian dogma. He traces the origins and history of Gnosticism, from its beginning in the first two centuries AD, and the development of Gnostic beliefs and mystic philosophy. He aims to demonstrate the links between Gnosticism and heretical movements of early medieval Europe.

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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.
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Gnosticism, considered a heresy among the early Christians and persisted for many centuries. Drawing upon the latest scholarship and a wide range of sources, including the writings of the Gnostics themselves, Giovanni Filoramo provides an introduction to this variation of early Christian dogma. He traces the origins and history of Gnosticism, from its beginning in the first two centuries AD, and the development of Gnostic beliefs and mystic philosophy. He aims to demonstrate the links between Gnosticism and heretical movements of early medieval Europe.
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Table Of Contents

  • Fragments Of A Lost Faith
  • Between Demons And Gods - An Age Of Revelation
  • The Gnostic Imagination
  • In The World Of The Pleroma
  • The Arrogance Of The Demiurge And The Creation Of The World
  • ""and God Said, Let Us Make Mankind In Our Own Image And Likeness""
  • Mysterium Comiunctionis - The Gnostic Saviour
  • Waiting For The End
  • Simon Magus And The Origins Of Gnosticism
  • Visionaries, Prophets And Divine Men - Towards A History Of Gnosticism
  • Ascetics And Libertines.

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  • Catalogue Code 84584
  • Product Code 0631187073
  • EAN 9780631187073
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Oct 1992
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.486kg

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