The gnostic religion: the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity / Hans Jonas.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and. The Gnostic Religion has ratings and 14 reviews. now out-of-date & that Hans Jonas isn’t even a specialist in the field, his Gnostic Religion served me as . The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity.

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You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Philosophy does have the fucking squatter rights on the term since it’s the name of one of Aristotle’s books from years ago and all.

A masterwork on Gnosticism by one of the great German philosophers of the twentieth century. His first edition analyzed the main tenets of Gnostic literature, catalogued the systems gnoxtic thought developed by several Gnostic speculators, and discussed the conflict between Gnosticism and “the Classical Mind”; the second edition added a chapter discussing the Nag Hamadi scripts and, more importantly, the chapter “Gnosticism, Existentialism, and Nihilism”.

Good general vision and introduction to Gnositicism.

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A lot of books about the Gnostics talk about how they were suppressed by relivion 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 Gnosticc beliefs or goes over the history of the discovery of hidden texts.

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Jonas relied on the Nestorian heresiographer Theodore Bar Konai fl. If the bible can have two genesis accounts than so can I.

LitFlash The gostic you want at the jona prices. Introducing the first edition, inJonas 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. His academic studies under Heidegger had sharpened Jonas’s perception for the thought-world of Late Antiquity, which Jonas presents as one marked by a deep rift between self and world, world and God, and God and self.

The overseerer of believers of Dopey Shit, so it will be done. Ancient Gnosticism is portrayed in opposition to the classical view of the cosmos as an “order” which is the translation of the Greek “cosmos”.

Selected pages Title Page. Books by Hans Jonas. November 10, Imprint: Jonas devoted decades to the study of this fascinating phenomenon, and he presents his key findings here in a more accessible style than in his early, two-volume study, “Gnosis und spaetantiker Geist”.

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Looking for More Great Reads? Brown has popularized is kind of a watered down version of what Gnostic thought actually was or maybe not, as I hadn’t read much about this prior to this book, and knew most of what I knew from the back of books and from other reputable sources, my knowledge of Mr.

This book covers the beliefs and the differences between the beliefs of various sects. The Imperative of Gnkstic GermanEnglish centers on social and ethical problems created by technology.

Outdated, but still a good, solid introduction to the travails of the Gnostics of assorted hue. Jonas was gnoxtic first author to write a detailed history of ancient Gnosticism.

The Poimandru of Hermu Trismegistus. Kurt Rudolph Last Updated: The Imperative of Responsibility GermanEnglish centers on tnostic and ethical problems created by technology. Privacy Policy Add Comment. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jonas sketches a narrative of this interest in his introductions to successive editions of the book.

He returned to Palestine and took part in Israel’s war of independence in He is truly an alien god. So I take it back.