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The Gnostic Bible: Gnostic Texts of Mystical Wisdom form the Ancient and Medieval Worlds - Willis Barnstone, Marvin Meyer

The Gnostic Bible: Gnostic Texts of Mystical Wisdom form the Ancient and Medieval Worlds – Willis Barnstone, Marvin Meyer

Gnosticism was a wide-ranging religious movement of the first millennium CE with earlier antecedents and later flourishings "whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. For example, some gnostic texts suggest that god should be celebrated as both mother and father, and the self-knowledge is the supreme path to the divine. Only in the past fifty years has it become clear ...
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The Gnostics: The First Christian Heretics - Sean Martin

The Gnostics: The First Christian Heretics – Sean Martin

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 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 ...
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The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones: Gnosticism: The Key to Esoteric Christianity - Manly P. Hall

The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones: Gnosticism: The Key to Esoteric Christianity – Manly P. Hall

If any group, which shared in the Christian mystery, possessed the esoteric secrets of the early Church, it was the Gnostics. This order preserved to the end the high ethical and rational standards which confer honor upon a teaching. The Church therefore attacked Gnosticism vigorously and relentlessly, recognizing these mystical philosophers as being the most formidable adversaries to the temporal power of Christian theology. Read Online : This content is shown only to authorized members ...
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