A Dictionary of Gnosticism Book

A Dictionary of Gnosticism


  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release Date : 2014-03-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780835630979

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A Dictionary of Gnosticism Excerpt :

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 Book

The Secret History of the Gnostics


  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2015-11-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780288215

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The Secret History of the Gnostics Excerpt :

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 Book

A Dictionary of the Jewish Christian Dialogue


  • Author : Leon Klenicki
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0809135825

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A Dictionary of the Jewish Christian Dialogue Excerpt :

"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 Book

Dictionary of Gnosis Western Esotericism


  • Author : Wouter J. Hanegraaff
  • Publisher : Brill Academic Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 1228
  • ISBN 10 : 9004152318

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Dictionary of Gnosis Western Esotericism Excerpt :

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.

The Secret History of the Gnostics Book

The Secret History of the Gnostics


  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780288833

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The Secret History of the Gnostics Excerpt :

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.

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics Book

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics


  • Author : Andrew Philip Smith
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780289915

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John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics Excerpt :

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 the Bible Book

A Dictionary of the Bible


  • Author : James Hastings
  • Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2004-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 1410217248

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A Dictionary of the Bible Excerpt :

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 the Bible Book

A Dictionary of the Bible


  • Author : James Hastings
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1899
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015077926874

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The Gnostic Book

The Gnostic


  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-07
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 1906834040

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The Gnostic Excerpt :

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.

A Dictionary of the Bible Book

A Dictionary of the Bible


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-08-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 5
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199543984

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Gnosticism Book

Gnosticism


  • Author : Stephan A Hoeller
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release Date : 2012-12-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780835630139

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Gnosticism Excerpt :

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.