2 edition of Religious currents in Hellenistic Egypt and the origins of Gnosticism found in the catalog.
Religious currents in Hellenistic Egypt and the origins of Gnosticism
Thomas Anthony Drain
Written in English
|Other titles||An inquiry into the original Christianity of the great church of Alexandria.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||[xxi], 81 leaves ;|
|Number of Pages||81|
Virgin, cutting-edge evidence finally reveals the stunning span, sophistication and influence of the ancient Egyptian Culture. It affected most of the ancient world in innumerable ways. We reveal. Gnosticism, which gets its name from the Greek word gnosis (“knowledge”) was a religious movement beginning, possibly, before the time of Christ and extending into the first few centuries of the Christian cs viewed themselves as “those who know.” Their heretical teachings varied from group to group and can’t be pinned down with specificity, but common gnostic .
A thorough introduction to the history and thought of Gnosticism. Well written and easily read, Hoellers book explores the major mythological teachings of the ancient wisdom tradition, the Gnostic Christ, Sophia, and a historical overview of Gnostic movements (Manichaeans, Mandeans, Cathers).4/5. Christian history and faith groups Menu Gnosticism: ancient and modern. Sponsored link Summary: Gnosticism is a philosophical and religious movement which started in pre-Christian times. Some religious historians believe that it had is source in the Jewish community of Alexandria and was later picked up by some Christian groups in Judea and the Galilee.
Christian Origins Hellenism and Gnosticism After the conquests of Alexander the Great Greek culture was spread across the former Persian Empire. Many embraced a fusion of higher Greek culture with their own while Greek colonists incorporated local gods, religions and cultures into their own culture. Everyone knows that Gnosticism, popular in the first few centuries AD, was rejected as heresy. What’s really interesting is what it meant for the early church. Evil world, secret knowledge, layered heavens. Gnosticism was “a system of religious thought that blended elements of Christianity with Greek philosophy and Zoroastrianism.
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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. GNOSTICISM: HISTORY OF STUDY The problem of the origin of Gnosticism has been approached in Western culture with methods and results that are sometimes in clear disagreement.
Source for information on Gnosticism: History of Study: Encyclopedia of. The Origins of Gnosticism/Le Origini Dello Gnosticismo: Colloquium of Messina, April (Numen Book Series, No 12) [Bianchi, U.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Origins of Gnosticism/Le Origini Dello Gnosticismo: Colloquium of Messina, April (Numen Book SeriesFormat: Library Binding.
Hellenistic Christian Gnosticism vs Roman Catholic Dogma (posted 3/5/, UPDATED 2/7/) The 1st section this picture is the Foundation of Hellenistic Gnosticism who wrote the Dead Sea scrolls from Greece/Egypt.
Pearson's book serves as a fantastic contribution to the ever evolving study of Gnosticism. The religion appeared to arise from Alexandrian Jews who, for whatever reason (perhaps either finding Hellenic thought and life more fulfilling or getting tired of the empty promises of the Scriptures- or both!) found YHWH as a sadistic and blind lesser deity and the Torah as a means of keeping /5(10).
However, all religious currents are composed of multiple streams of mythology, regardless of their claims of originality, and Gnosticism certainly drew from the waters of Pagan lore.
The Divine Stream of Wisdom. The most prominent Pagan similarity of Sophia is the Hellenistic goddess of the same name. Sophia means “wisdom” in Greek. Ancient Origins articles related to Gnosticism in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends.
(Page 1 of tag Gnosticism). Studies in Gnosticism and Hellenistic Religions: Presented to Gilles Quispel on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday. Gilles Quispel. Brill Archive, - Religion - pages. 1 Review. Preview this book 5/5(1). Gnosticism (nŏs`tĭsĭzəm), dualistic religious and philosophical movement of the late Hellenistic and early Christian term designates a wide assortment of sects, numerous by the 2d cent.
A.D.; they all promised salvation through an occult knowledge that they claimed was revealed to them alone. 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.
Gnosticism, any of various related philosophical and religious movements prominent in the Greco-Roman world in the early Christian era, particularly the 2nd century.
The designation gnosticism is a term of modern scholarship. It was first used by the English poet and philosopher of religion Henry More (–87), who applied it to the religious groups referred to in ancient.
The Origins of Gnosticism. The term, gnosticism, comes from the Greek word, gn´sis, which means a knowing or knowledge. Although its precise origins are a matter of scholarly debate, it is clear that Gnosticism has connections with various aspects of Judaism, Persian (Iranian) and Zoroastrian traditions, and Greek Hellenistic traditions.
This combination of Egyptian, Greek, and Jewish influence resulted in the Coptic faith of Gnosticism. Simply put, Gnosticism is the earliest form of Christianity. The Nag Hammadi texts, discovered in Egypt inare Coptic texts.
These have been called the Gnostic Gospels and the Gnostic Scriptures by modern scholars. An important addition to the Studies in Antiquity and Christianity series.
This book, by one of the world's most renowned experts on Coptic Christianity and Gnosticism, contains the results of research that Pearson has conducted over the past several years. The first chapter alone is groundbreaking and contributes in significant ways to our understandings of the /5(2).
An overview of the religious ideas of the Gnostics at the time of Jesus Christ. Egypt, a farmer discovered by accident a large jug containing thirteen volumes of a book containing 52 texts. Before the beginning of the era there was already a Gnostic system of Hellenistic and Jewish origin.
Gnosticism became more defined when in the 2nd. It appears that some think Gnosticism arose during or after the life of Jesus.
where others believe the practice goes back to way, way ( years or more) before he was born. The Origins of the Gnostic Movement One the most daunting problems posed by the Gnostic Coptic materials is the question of origins. Han J.W.
Drijvers, "The Origins of Gnosticism as a Religious and Historical Problem," Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift 22 (): Richard H. Drummond, "Studies in Christian Gnosticism," Religion in Life (): GNOSTICISM: GNOSTICISM FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT To a large extent Gnosticism in antiquity and later is part of a discourse meant to determine "the other" as "heretic" for the sake of shaping an identity for the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic orthodoxies.
Source for information on Gnosticism: Gnosticism from the Middle Ages to the Present: Encyclopedia of. “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.
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. quium on Gnosticism and the Hellenistic world, entitled "Gnosticism and Egyptian Religious Thought." In it he noted that the topic "has been little studied," considered the difficulties of undertaking such a discussion, and presented some conceptions from Egyptian religion, which he thought might prove fruitful when compared with Gnosticism; he.The Structure of Christian Existence by John B.
Cobb, Jr. Appendix: Gnosticism. This book has at no point claimed completeness. Not only are the stages of preaxial development treated only formally and the axial cultures of China and Persia wholly omitted, but also developments in Greece and Palestine have been dealt with schematically in such a way as to ignore other .Gnosticism (from gnostikos, “having knowledge”, from γνῶσις gnōsis, knowledge) is a modern name for a variety of ancient religious ideas and systems, originating in Jewish-Christian milieux in the first and second century systems believed that the material world is created by an emanation or ‘works’ of a lower god (Demiurge), trapping the divine spark within the human.