The Gnostic Religion



The Gnostic Religion was the 1st decent introduction to gnosticism for the modern world is still of value today It includes both heresiological original texts Nag Hammadi only uncovered later It holds useful material on Simon Magus, the Hermetic Poimandres shown here to be equally a gnostic document , the Valentinians, Mandaeans, Manichaeans the Hymn of the Pearl The existentialist bent Jonas a student of Martin Heidegger makes an interesting contrast to Pagel s orthodox view of gnostic religion as theistic This volume the Nag Hammadi library will provide good coverage of the diverse teachings of gnostic related movements.Introduction East West in Hellenism The Meaning of Gnosis the Extent of the Gnostic MovementGnostic Imagery Symbolic Language Simon Magus The Hymn of the Pearl The Angels that Made the World The Gospel of MarcionThe Poimandres of Hermes Trismegistus The Valentinian Speculation Creation, World History Salvation According to ManiThe Cosmos in Greek Gnostic Evaluation Virtue the Soul in Greek Gnostic Teaching The Recent Discoveries in the Field of Gnosticism Epilogue Gnosticism, Nihilism Existentialism Best Read [ The Gnostic Religion ] Author [ Hans Jonas ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – e17streets4all.co.ukThe Gnostic Religion

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  • Paperback
  • 396 pages
  • The Gnostic Religion
  • Hans Jonas
  • English
  • 22 February 2018
  • 0807058017

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  1. says:

    Although enough information has come to light to cast Martin Heidegger s qualities as a human being in doubt, there is little question but that many of his students schooled by his powerful mind to explore the subtle immensities of phenomenology, ontology, and metaphysics in the early to mid twentieth century went on to become influential and powerful thinkers themselves One suchminence was Hans Jonas, who parlayed a fascination with gnosticism proposing it a distant ancestor to modern existe Although enough information has come to light to cast Martin Heidegger s qualities as a human being in doubt, there is little question but that many of his students schooled by his powerful mind to explore the subtle immensities of phenomenology, ontology, and metaphysics in the early to mid twentieth century went on to become influential and powerful thinkers themselves One suchminence was Hans Jonas, who parlayed a fascination with gnosticism proposing it a distant ancestor to modern existentialism into the first comprehensive work in English to explore the various avenues of thought, metaphysics, mythology, and theology that went into its dualistic and heretic system that opposed a divinity bearing man striving for knowledgegnosisaga...

  2. says:

    This book caught my attention at some point in the past Then it was mentioned again recently in another book I m reading, so I thought to look it up in the school library, and behold it was there So I read it Fascinating genesis story about my coming to read this book aside, I m going to add another one, because this is about all these different Gnostic views of the world, and they are not a real group of views, but competing attempts at mythologizing the Judeo Christian, or monotheistic reli This book caught my attention at some point in the past Then it was mentioned again recently in another book I m reading, so I thought to look it up in the school library, and behold it was there So I read it Fascinating genesis story about my coming to read this book aside, I m going to add another one, because this is about all these different Gnostic views of the world, and they are not a real group of views, but competing attempts at mythologizing the Judeo Christian, or monotheistic religions at the time So this second genesis story is that Dan Mother Fucking Brown is coming out with his new piece of conspiracy swill this week and I got such a hard on thinking that once again we will discover the truth in Mr Browns books that I ran out early and...

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    This is a very academic treatment of Gnosticism, but one that has endured through three editions Such a lifespan is exceedingly rare for an academic book, and surprising for a book so technical in its treatment of such an arcane topic Interest in the Gnostic religion transcends academia.Jonas sketches a narrative of this interest in his introductions to successive editions of the book Introducing the first edition, in 1957, Jonas tells very much an academic story, grounded in scholarly resear This is a very academic treatment of Gnosticism, but one that has endured through three editions Such a lifespan is exceedingly rare for an academic book, and surprising for a book so technical in its treatment of such an arcane topic Interest in the Gnostic religion transcends academia.Jonas sketches a narrative of this interest in his introductions to successive editions of the book Introducing the first edition, in 1957, Jonas tells very much an academic story, grounded in scholarly research about the myths and symbolisms of hum...

  4. says:

    Despite the facts that I read it in translation, that the text is now out of date that Hans Jonas isn t even a specialist in the field, his Gnostic Religion served me as the best introduction to the field that I encountered while formulating plans for an undergraduate thesis Having just had a friend, a reader totally unschooled in early church histor...

  5. says:

    It s the book about Gnosticism.

  6. says:

    A masterwork on Gnosticism by one of the great German philosophers of the twentieth century Jonas devoted decades to the study of this fascinating phenomenon, and he presents his key findings here in aaccessible style than in his early, two volume study, Gnosis und spaetantiker Geist His academic studies under Heidegger had sharpened Jonas s perception for the thought world of Late Antiquity, whic...

  7. says:

    Jonas provides the clearest and shortest understanding of gnosticism that I ve ever read 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 first three chapt...

  8. says:

    Jonas explores and unravels the intricate fabric of Gnostic religious thought that developed concurrently with early Christianity The two faiths competed, responding to some of the same pressures rising within Judaism, the Greek cults, and other Middle Eastern religions Where Jonas book is particularly thought provoking is that he spends almost no time at all placing these beliefs within a socio political context, instead exploring their philosophical origins, the basic tenets of their faith, Jonas explores and unravels the intricate fabric of Gnostic religious thought that developed concurrently with early Christianity The two faiths competed, responding to some of the same pressures rising within Judaism, the Greek cults, and othe...

  9. says:

    A lot of books about the Gnostics talk about how they were suppressed by the mainstream Christian church, were an influence on church 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 They do all that but don t really cover what the Gnostics believed This book covers the beliefs and the differences between the beliefs of various sects 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 church beli...

  10. says:

    Jonas book is one of the classics in Gnostic scholarship Predating the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library, Jonas interprets the Gnostic religion in Twentieth Century philosophic terms Trained under Martin Heidegger, Jonas draws parallels between Gnosticism and existentialism Though...

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