A Dictionary of Gnosticism

A Dictionary of Gnosticism
Author: Andrew Phillip Smith
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN 10: 0835630978
ISBN 13: 9780835630979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Gnosticism Book Review:

A Dictionary of Gnosticism is a scholarly yet accessible guide that covers the people, mythology, movements, scripture, and technical terms related to this pre-Christian Western religion. It contains nearly 1700 entries, from Aachiaram, an angel in the 'Secret Book of John to Zostrianos', a third-century Gnostic text, and is a reliable reference for the Nag Hammadi library and other Gnostic texts. An introduction explains who the Gnostics were and provides a whirlwind tour through the history of this captivating movement.

The Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics
Author: Andrew Phillip Smith
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 1780288212
ISBN 13: 9781780288215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret History of the Gnostics Book Review:

The Secret History of the Gnostics offers long-awaited illumination on the mystical movement that teaches 'gnosis' - knowledge of God as opposed to unquestioning faith. Acclaimed author Andrew Phillip Smith delves into the myths and practices of this ancient movement, exploring its popularity during 2nd century AD, its subsequent decline under the weight of orthodoxy in the Church, and its present-day resurgence. Gnosticism has travelled a fascinating path - from the Manichaeans in Modern Persia between the 3rd and 7th centuries AD, to the triumphs and tragedies of the Cathars in Southern Europe between the 12th and 14th centuries, to, finally, today's Mandaeans in Iraq. However, as the author points out, the revival of Gnosticism extends further than these narrow sects, offering inspiration to a legion of literary figures, including Dan Brown and Philip Pullman. Gnosticism's emphasis on personal over organized religion, in keeping with the doctrine of the early Christian era during which it thrived, has found particular resonance with today's multicultural world. The Secret History of the Gnostics is not simply an authoritative account of one sect's practical beliefs and customs - it is, in effect, a manifesto, an appeal to those inspired by or drawn to the Gnostic faith not to forget its origins.

A Dictionary of the Jewish Christian Dialogue

A Dictionary of the Jewish Christian Dialogue
Author: Leon Klenicki,Geoffrey Wigoder
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780809135820
ISBN 13: 0809135825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of the Jewish Christian Dialogue Book Review:

"This is an invaluable aid in helping readers become better acquainted with key issues involved in the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. It brings together significant discussions of major theological and religious topics that are an integral part of the faith dialogue between Jews and Christians." "Each topic is treated in two separate essays: one by a Christian scholar; the other by a Jewish scholar, and points of agreement and decisive differences stand out clearly."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Dictionary of Gnosis Western Esotericism

Dictionary of Gnosis   Western Esotericism
Author: Wouter J. Hanegraaff
Publsiher: Brill Academic Publishers
Total Pages: 1228
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9789004152311
ISBN 13: 9004152318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Gnosis Western Esotericism Book Review:

This is the first comprehensive reference work to cover the entire domain of “Gnosis and Western Esotericism” from Late Antiquity to the present. It contains critical discussions of all its major authors, currents and manifestations, from Gnosticism to the New Age.This one volume edition is an unabridged version of the two volume edition published in 2005.

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics
Author: Andrew Phillip Smith
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN 10: 1780289138
ISBN 13: 9781780289137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics Book Review:

Are there still Gnostics and can their roots be chased back to John the Baptist? Among the casualties of the western intervention in Iraq and the recent activities of ISIS are the Mandeans of Southern Iraq. These peace-loving people are now fleeing to the west . They are the last Gnostics, the only surviving remnant of the ancient sects who taught the direct knowledge of God, created their own gospels and myths and were persecuted as heretical by the church in the second and third centuries. The Mandeans place weekly river baptisms at the centre of their religious life and the primary exemplar of their religion is none other than John the Baptist. What is the real history of this mysterious and long lived sect? Can the Mandean peoples really be traced back to the first century? And who was John the Baptist? This book follows the history of the Mandeans from their present plight back through their earliest encounters with the West, their place in Islamic counties, their possible influence on the Templars, back to their origins as a first century baptismal sect connected to John the Baptist and beyond.

The Gnostic

The Gnostic
Author: Andrew Phillip Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2010-07
ISBN 10: 9781906834043
ISBN 13: 1906834040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gnostic Book Review:

The second issue of The Gnostic: A Journal of Gnosticism, Western Esotericism and Spirituality. Featuring a cover by C.G. Jung, Lance Owens on Jung's Red Book. Interviews with David Tibet of Current 93, Jacob Needleman and Zohar expert Daniel C. Matt. Articles on Gnostic anime, Robert Graves, Gnostic texts, the Gospel of Luke, William Blake, deja vu, coincidence, a ten page comic, reviews and much more.

The Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics
Author: Andrew Phillip Smith
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-24
ISBN 10: 1780288832
ISBN 13: 9781780288833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret History of the Gnostics Book Review:

The Secret History of the Gnostics offers long-awaited illumination on the mystical movement that teaches 'gnosis' - knowledge of God as opposed to unquestioning faith. Acclaimed author Andrew Phillip Smith delves into the myths and practices of this ancient movement, exploring its popularity during 2nd century AD, its subsequent decline under the weight of orthodoxy in the Church, and its present-day resurgence. Gnosticism has travelled a fascinating path - from the Manichaeans in Modern Persia between the 3rd and 7th centuries AD, to the triumphs and tragedies of the Cathars in Southern Europe between the 12th and 14th centuries, to, finally, today's Mandaeans in Iraq. However, as the author points out, the revival of Gnosticism extends further than these narrow sects, offering inspiration to a legion of literary figures, including Dan Brown and Philip Pullman. Gnosticism's emphasis on personal over organized religion, in keeping with the doctrine of the early Christian era during which it thrived, has found particular resonance with today's multicultural world. The Secret History of the Gnostics is not simply an authoritative account of one sect's practical beliefs and customs - it is, in effect, a manifesto, an appeal to those inspired by or drawn to the Gnostic faith not to forget its origins.

Gnostic Writings on the Soul

Gnostic Writings on the Soul
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1594732205
ISBN 13: 9781594732201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gnostic Writings on the Soul Book Review:

Explores two ancient Gnostic texts that hold important clues to the development of the soul as a concept and reveals inspiring ways the soul can remember and return to its unique, divine purpose. Original.

A Dictionary of Christian Biography Literature Sects and Doctrines

A Dictionary of Christian Biography  Literature  Sects and Doctrines
Author: William Smith,Henry Wace
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1880
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044048228902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Dictionary of Christian Biography Literature Sects and Doctrines Eaba Hermocrates

A Dictionary of Christian Biography  Literature  Sects and Doctrines  Eaba Hermocrates
Author: William Smith,Henry Wace
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1880
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OXFORD:N12981141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gnosticism

Gnosticism
Author: Stephan A Hoeller
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-12-13
ISBN 10: 0835630137
ISBN 13: 9780835630139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gnosticism Book Review:

Gnosticism developed alongside Judeo-Christianity over two thousand years ago, but with an important difference: It emphasizes, not faith, but direct perception of God--Gnosticism being derived from the Greek word gnosis, meaning "knowledge." Given the controversial premise that one can know God directly, the history of Gnosticism is an unfolding drama of passion, political intrigue, martyrdom, and mystery. Dr. Hoeller traces this fascinating story throughout time and shows how Gnosticism has inspired such great thinkers as Voltaire, Blake, Yeats, Hesse, Melville, and Jung.

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics
Author: Andrew Philip Smith
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN 10: 178028991X
ISBN 13: 9781780289915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics Book Review:

Are there still Gnostics and can their roots be chased back to John the Baptist? Among the casualties of the western intervention in Iraq and the recent activities of ISIS are the Mandeans of Southern Iraq. These peace-loving people are now fleeing to the west . They are the last Gnostics, the only surviving remnant of the ancient sects who taught the direct knowledge of God, created their own gospels and myths and were persecuted as heretical by the church in the second and third centuries. The Mandeans place weekly river baptisms at the centre of their religious life and the primary exemplar of their religion is none other than John the Baptist. What is the real history of this mysterious and long lived sect? Can the Mandean peoples really be traced back to the first century? And who was John the Baptist? This book follows the history of the Mandeans from their present plight back through their earliest encounters with the West, their place in Islamic counties, their possible influence on the Templars, back to their origins as a first century baptismal sect connected to John the Baptist and beyond.

A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A D

A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A D
Author: Henry Wace,William Coleman Piercy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1028
Release: 1911
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015023275426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What is Gnosticism

What is Gnosticism
Author: Karen L. King
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780674017627
ISBN 13: 0674017625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Gnosticism Book Review:

A study of gnosticism examines the various ways early Christians strove to define themselves in a pluralistic Roman society, while questioning the traditional ideas of heresy and orthodoxy that have previously influenced historians.

Living Gnosticism

Living Gnosticism
Author: Jordan Stratford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2007-11-08
ISBN 10: 9781955821179
ISBN 13: 1955821178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Gnosticism Book Review:

Twenty-two centuries ago in Alexandria, a sect of philosopher-poets fashioned a myth the strands of which weave through Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Greek philosophy, and inspired the legends of the Holy Grail. Long banished to the realm of notorious heresy, the myths of the Gnostics took root in the fertile imagination of the nineteenth century's artistic movements and esoteric circles, bearing fruit in the daily spiritual practice of thousands today. In 1945, a library of Gnostic writings surfaced form the Egyptian desert, allowing the movement--after 1500 years of propaganda and slander--to speak with its own voice. Rich in imagery, nostalgic in tone, Gnosticism quietly restores Wisdom to her place as a Goddess in Western religion, reveres Eve as the first saint, and acknowledges Mary Magdelene as foremost of the Apostles.

A Dictionary of the Bible

A Dictionary of the Bible
Author: James Hastings
Publsiher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2004-10
ISBN 10: 9781410217240
ISBN 13: 1410217248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of the Bible Book Review:

For over a century the ten-volume Dictionary of the Bible has been the definitive reference. "It is a Dictionary of the Old and New Testaments, together with the Old Testament Apocrypha, according to the Authorized and Revised English Versions, and with constant reference to the original tongues. ... Articles have been written on the names of all Persons and Places, on the Antiquities and Archaeology of the Bible, on its Ethnology, Geology, and Natural History, on Biblical Theology and Ethic, and even on the obsolete or archaic words occurring in the English Versions." James Hastings (1852-1922) was a distinguished scholar and pastor. He was founder and editor of the Expository Times and is also well known for editing the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, the Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, and the Dictionary of the Apostolic Church.

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy
Author: Jordan Stratford,Jeffrey S Kupperman
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-08-22
ISBN 10: 0835630331
ISBN 13: 9780835630337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy Book Review:

From Arabic al-kimia (of Egypt) and old Egyptian keme (black, fertile soil), alchemy is the ancient science of elements and interactions in both the natural and the spiritual realms. Spanning 2,500 years and informed by Hermetic and Neoplatonist influences, it has been practiced in the classical Greco-Roman world, medieval Europe and the medieval Middle East and Orient, and up to the present in esoteric circles. Alchemists have three main pursuits: the transmutation of base metals into gold by means of the Lapis Philosophorum, the Philosopher's Stone; the concoction of the Elixir of Life, a universal medicine; the reconciliation between spirit and matter and direct knowledge of the Divine This concise dictionary of alchemy provides clear access to one of the major roots of Western esoteric thought. Subjects include alchemical processes and procedures, the natural elements and apparatus used, major practitioners and philosophers, and concepts and beliefs. Distinguishing this guide from similar ones is the addition of etymology, connecting the language of alchemy to its Latin, Greek, and Arabic sources. Symbolic pictographs accompany half of the over four hundred entries, and a fascinating illustration from the long tradition of alchemical art introduces each letter of the alphabet. Most important is the author Jordan Stratford’s unique perspective as both a modern Gnostic priest and a Freemason. He also brings to bear extensive knowledge of the depth psychology of C. G. Jung, who based his key concept of individuation on the premise that what the ancient alchemists truly sought was inner transformation.

The Gnostic Paul

The Gnostic Paul
Author: Elaine Pagels
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1992-03-01
ISBN 10: 1855395916
ISBN 13: 9781855395916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gnostic Paul Book Review:

In this highly original work, Elaine Pagels demonstrates how evidence from gnostic sources may challenge the assumption that Paul writes his letters to combat "gnostic opponents" and to repudiate their claims to secret wisdom. Drawing upon evidence from the gnostic exegesis of Paul, including several Nag Hammadi texts, the author examines how gnostic exegetes cite and interpret key passages in the letters they consider Pauline-1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Hebrews. Besides offering new insight into controversies over Paul in the second century, this analysis of gnostic exegesis suggests a new perspective for Pauline study, challenging students and scholars to recognize the presuppositions-hermenuetical and theological-involved in their own reading of Paul's letters. Elaine H. Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is the author of The Gnostic Gospels, which won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Johannie Gospel in Gnostic Exegesis, Adam, Eve, and the Serpent, and the best-selling Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas.

A Dictionary of the Bible

A Dictionary of the Bible
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 5
Release: 2009-08-10
ISBN 10: 0199543984
ISBN 13: 9780199543984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics
Author: Andrew Philip Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-09-22
ISBN 10: 9781525231254
ISBN 13: 1525231251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret History of the Gnostics Book Review:

Andrew Phillip Smith is editor of The Gnostic and the author of several books on Gnosticism, esotericism and early Christianity, including the first ever dictionary of Gnosticism. He has also written for New Dawn, Fortean Times and the Guardian