The gnostic religion: the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity / Hans Jonas.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and. Hans Jonas. · Rating details · ratings · 14 reviews. The Gnostic Religion was the 1st decent introduction to gnosticism for the modern world & is still of. Praise. “Using the few sources available to him with penetrating insight, Jonas reconstructed the Gnostic worldview The Gnostic Religion remains, even today.

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Couldn’t they have just called their stuff Dopey Shit, and left metaphysics to philosophy.

I highly recommend it if you want to know th A lot of books about the Gnostics talk about how they were suppressed by the mainstream Christian church, were an influence on hand beliefs, acted as a catalyst to force the church to define its beliefs when it rejected the Gnostic beliefs or goes over the history of the discovery of hidden texts.

It is so well done that you could read only the first two chapters and still have an immensely better appreciation for the contents of and rationale for gnoticism, in its pagan and Christian contexts. The keeper of the morons and haters of books.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience. For example, The Gnostic Religionbased on his early research on the Gnosis and first published inwas for many years the standard work in English on the subject of Gnosticism.


Virtue and the Soul in Greek and Gnostic Teaching. Leon Sandler rated it it was reljgion Mar 24, The book is interesting.

Jamgon Mipham and Asanga. Will I go out and buy a book with all of the works mentioned in here in translation? The Poimandres of Hermes Trismegistus. Hakeem rated it it was amazing Dec 25, What does it mean gmostic feel one is in a cosmos in which God is alien or absent?

If you have read this far I thank you, sorry this didn’t turn out to be informative. He formulated a new and distinctive supreme principle of morality: I hope you at least got a chuckle out of the dick and retard jokes.

The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity

I read a few pages of the book Mr. About Hans Jonas Hans Jonas was a distinguished philosopher specializing in political science, theology, and bioethics. Changed in a Flash. Dec 27, Jared Saltz rated it it was amazing. If the bible can have two genesis accounts than so can I. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Jay Forrest rated it really liked it Jan 10, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

This book covers the beliefs and the differences between the beliefs of various sects. Maybe I will return to it. Brown and his books is also derived from similar means.

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He was also one of the first philosophers to concern himself with ethical questions in biological science. They finally married in Although criticized as being dated due to the subsequent information made available through the completed translations of the Nag Hammadi discoveries, The Gnostic Religion is brilliantly written and clearly explained, and the linkage made between this ancient dualism and modern nihilism provides a unique lens for interpretation. As the Demiurge has often been identified with the Old Testament God, the Gnostics were from the start in opposition to Judaism and Christianity; and yet its dualistic structure, rich mythology, and inspired metaphysics and soteriology has had a vast influence upon religious, philosophical, and political thought, and has continued to exert a fascination upon people, from a variety of cultural backgrounds, through to today.

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Robledo Quindo rated it it was amazing May 01, The Integrity of Thinking. Outdated, but still a good, solid introduction to the travails of the Gnostics of assorted hue. Paperbackpages. Not to be confused with Hans Joas.

This is the definitive work about Gnosticism.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Brown brings to me. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Read it Forward Read it first. Gnosticism Nihilism and Existentialism. View all 9 comments. Jan 26, Mario D’Amore rated it liked it.