Gnosticism is a modern name for a variety of ancient religious ideas and systems, originating in “Voorwoord”, in Pagels, Elaine, De Gnostische Evangelien, Servire; Quispel, Gilles (), “Gnosticism: Gnosticism from its origins to the. Puech, H.-Ch. “Gnostische Evangelien und verwandte Dokumente,” Neutestamentliche Apokryphen in deutscher Übersetzung, I. Band: Evangelien ( E. Puech, H.-Ch. “Gnostische Evangelien und verwandte Dokumente.” In: E. Hennecke & W. Schneemelcher (eds.), Neutestamentliche Apokryphen in.

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Views Read Edit View history. The Sethian hidden transcendent God is, by contrast, defined through negative theology: In some cases, indeed, a violent rejection of the Jewish God, or of Judaism, seems to stand at the basis evanelien these texts.

This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Manicheanism inherits this dualistic mythology from Zurvanist Zoroastrianism[] in which the eternal spirit Ahura Mazda is opposed by his antithesis, Angra Mainyu.

Gnostic and pseudo-gnostic ideas became influential in some of the philosophies of various esoteric mystical movements of the 19th and 20th centuries gnostiwche Europe and North America, including some that explicitly identify themselves as revivals or even continuations of earlier gnostic groups.

Syrian-Egyptian Gnosticism ynostische SethianismValentinianismBasilideansThomasine traditions, and Serpent Gnostics, as well as a number of other minor groups and writers.

Within early Christianity, the teachings of Paul and John may have been a starting point for Gnostic ideas, with a growing emphasis on the opposition between flesh and spirit, the value of charisma, and the disqualification of the Jewish law.


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The lowest regions of the pleroma are closest to the darkness; that evsngelien, the physical world [49]. According to Clement of Alexandriathe disciples of Valentinus said that Valentinus was a student of a certain Theudaswho was a student of Paul, [81] and Elaine Pagels notes that Paul’s epistles were interpreted by Valentinus in a gnostic way, and Paul could be considered a proto- gnostic as well as a proto- Catholic.

A New New Testament: In late antiquity some variants of Gnosticism used the term archon to refer to several servants of the demiurge. Hans Jonas — took an existential phenomenological approach to Gnosticism.

Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements. Evangeline, Michel Weber has proposed a Gnostic interpretation of his late metaphysics.

It is an inward “knowing”, comparable to that encouraged by Plotinus neoplatonismand differs from Christian proto-orthodox views. The Apocryphal Whitehead Pub.

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Retrieved 15 May According to this approach, Gnosticism is a map for the human development, in which an undivided person, centered on evangrlien Selfdevelops out of the fragmentary personhood of young age.

Irenaeus of Lyons Against the heresiesVol. In the s Gnostic connections with neo-Platonism were proposed. In time it will turn around to return to the One epistropheretracing its steps through spiritual knowledge and contemplation. Ibn al-Muqaffa depicted the Islamic deity as an demonic entity who “fights with humans and boasts about His victories” and sitting on a throne, from which He can descend. Reconstructions were attempted from the records of the heresiologists, but these were necessarily coloured by the motivation behind the source accounts.

The Quran, like Gnostic cosmology, makes a sharp distinction between this world and the afterlife. TurnerGerman and American scholarship views Sethianism as “a distinctly inner-Jewish, albeit syncretistic and heterodox, phenomenon”, while British and French scholarship tends to see Sethianism as “a form of heterodox Christian speculation”.


Collecting Books on NYC This gallery is dedicated to some of the best fiction and nonfiction portraying one of the greatest cities in the world. It would be impossible that both light and darkness were created from one source, since they were regarded as two different eternal principles.

Johann Lorenz von Mosheim — proposed that Gnosticism developed on its own in Greece and Mesopotamia, spreading to the west and incorporating Jewish elements. Positions Aesthetics Formalism Institutionalism Aesthetic response.


Mary Magdalene is respected as a Gnostic leader, and is considered superior to the twelve apostles by some gnostic texts, such as the Gospel of Mary. Augustinian theodicy Best of all possible worlds Euthyphro dilemma Inconsistent triad Irenaean theodicy Natural evil Theodicy. Jesus and several of his apostles, such as Thomas the Apostleclaimed as the founder of the Thomasine form of Gnosticismfigure in many Gnostic texts.

Verlag Christoph Brunner, Basel Economic and Social Origins of Gnosticism. Occidental Mythologypage According to Origen ‘s Contra Celsuma sect called the Ophites posited the existence of seven archons, beginning with Iadabaoth or Ialdabaoth, who created the six that follow: