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A Dictionary of Gnosticism

A Dictionary of Gnosticism
A Book

by Andrew Phillip Smith

  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release : 2014-03-17
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0835630978
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Gnostics

The Gnostics
History, Tradition, Scriptures, Influence

by Andrew Phillip Smith

  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release : 2012-01-01
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 1780284640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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According to the ancient Gnostics—the early Christians who wrote such controversial texts as the recently discovered Gospel of Judas—we are all capable of gnosis, or direct knowledge of the true reality that lies behind the material world. Andrew Phillip Smith, author of respected works on the lost sayings of Jesus, the Gospel of Philip, and other Gnostic subjects, now offers a highly accessible layman’s introduction to this long-suppressed philosophy that offers an intriguing alternative to accepted Christian beliefs. With references to The Da Vinci Code, The Matrix, and other fictions inspired by the Gnostic worldview, this is an eye-opening, and possibly life-changing book meant to revive forgotten traditions, and perhaps even allow readers to experience gnosis themselves.

The Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics
Their Scriptures, Beliefs and Traditions

by Andrew Phillip Smith

  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release : 2015-11-24
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1780288832
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines: Hermogenes-Myensis

A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines: Hermogenes-Myensis
A Book

by William Smith,Henry Wace

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1882
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of Religious Knowledge

A Dictionary of Religious Knowledge
For Popular and Professional Use, Comprising Full Information on Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Subjects

by Lyman Abbott

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1875
  • Pages : 1074
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of the Bible

A Dictionary of the Bible
Dealing with Its Language, Literature, and Contents, Including the Biblical Theology

by James Hastings,John Alexander Selbie,Andrew Bruce Davidson,Samuel Rolles Driver,Henry Barclay Swete

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1899
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of the Bible: Feign-Kinsman

A Dictionary of the Bible: Feign-Kinsman
A Book

by John Alexander Selbie,Andrew Bruce Davidson,Samuel Rolles Driver,Henry Barclay Swete

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1899
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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CHAMBER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE, VOL. V

CHAMBER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE, VOL. V
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines Being a Continuation of the Dictionary of the Bible

A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines Being a Continuation of the Dictionary of the Bible
A Book

by Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1887
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is Gnosticism?

What is Gnosticism?
A Book

by Karen L. King

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 9780674017627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines: A-D

A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines: A-D
A Book

by William Smith,Henry Wace

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1877
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gnosticism

Gnosticism
New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing

by Stephan A Hoeller

  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release : 2012-12-13
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0835630137
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Global Dictionary of Theology

Global Dictionary of Theology
A Resource for the Worldwide Church

by William A. Dyrness,Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2009-10-25
  • Pages : 996
  • ISBN : 9780830878116
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Theological dictionaries are foundational to any theological library. But until now there has been no Global Dictionary of Theology, a theological dictionary that presumes the contribution of the Western tradition but moves beyond it to embrace and explore a full range of global expressions of theology. The Global Dictionary of Theology is inspired by the shift of the center of Christianity from the West to the Global South. But it also reflects the increase in two-way traffic between these two sectors as well as the global awareness that has permeated popular culture to an unprecedented degree. The editorial perspective of the Global Dictionary of Theology is an ecumenical evangelicalism that is receptive to discovering new facets of truth through listening and conversation on a global scale. Thus a distinctive feature of the Global Dictionary of Theology is its conversational approach. Contributors have been called on to write in the spirit of engaging in a larger theological conversation in which alternative views are expected and invited. William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Juan F. Martinez and Simon Chan edit approximately 250 articles written by over 100 contributors representing the global spectrum of theological perspectives. Pastors, theological teachers, theological students and lay Christian leaders will all find the Global Dictionary of Theology to be a resource that unfolds new dimensions and reveals new panoramas of theological perspective and inquiry. Here is a new launching point for doing theology in today's global context.

A Dictionary of the Bible: A-Feasts

A Dictionary of the Bible: A-Feasts
A Book

by James Hastings,John Alexander Selbie,Andrew Bruce Davidson,Samuel Rolles Driver,Henry Barclay Swete

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1898
  • Pages : 991
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dictionary of Sects, Heresies, Ecclesiastical Parties, and Schools of Religious Thought

Dictionary of Sects, Heresies, Ecclesiastical Parties, and Schools of Religious Thought
A Book

by John Henry Blunt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1874
  • Pages : 647
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities...

A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities...
A Book

by William Smith,Samuel Cheetham

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

The New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge
A Book

by George Ripley,Charles Anderson Dana

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1863
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The new American Cyclopedia: A polpular Dictionary of General Knowledge

The new American Cyclopedia: A polpular Dictionary of General Knowledge
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1860
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of the Bible: Kir-Pleiades

A Dictionary of the Bible: Kir-Pleiades
A Book

by James Hastings

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1900
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of Christian Spirituality

A Dictionary of Christian Spirituality
A Book

by Gordon Stevens Wakefield

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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