A Dictionary of Gnosticism

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.

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  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Pages : 296 pages
  • ISBN : 0835630978
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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A Dictionary of Gnosticism

A Dictionary of Gnosticism
  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release : 17 March 2014
GET THIS BOOKA Dictionary of Gnosticism

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 Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics
  • Author : Andrew Philip Smith
  • Publisher : Watkins Publishing
  • Release : 14 April 2015
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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

The Gnostics

The Gnostics
  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release : 01 January 2012
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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

The Lost Teachings of the Cathars

The Lost Teachings of the Cathars
  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release : 24 November 2015
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Centuries after the brutal slaughter of the Cathars by papally endorsed Northern French forces,and their suppression by the Inquisiton the medieval Cathars continue to exert a powerful influence on both popular culture and spiritual seekers. Yet few people know anything of the beliefs of the Cathars beyond vague notions that they believed in reincarnation, were vegetarians, were somehow Gnostic, and had some relation to Mary Magdalene. The Lost Teachings of the Cathars explores the history of this Christian dualist

Gnosticism

Gnosticism
  • Author : Stephan A Hoeller
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release : 13 December 2012
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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,

Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism

Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism
  • Author : Wouter J. Hanegraaff
  • Publisher : Brill Academic Publishers
  • Release : 25 July 2021
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This is the first comprehensive reference work to cover the entire domain of “Gnosis and Western Esotericism” from Late Antiquity to the present. It contains critical discussions of all its major authors, currents and manifestations, from Gnosticism to the New Age.This one volume edition is an unabridged version of the two volume edition published in 2005.

Gnosis

Gnosis
  • Author : Kurt Rudolph
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 20 June 2001
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Translated by R. McL. WilsonA full-scale study based on the documents of the Coptic Gnostic library found at Nag Hammadi providing a comprehensive survey of the nature, the teachings, the history and the influence of this religion.

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy
  • Author : Jordan Stratford,Jeffrey S Kupperman
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release : 22 August 2014
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From Arabic al-kimia (of Egypt) and old Egyptian keme (black, fertile soil), alchemy is the ancient science of elements and interactions in both the natural and the spiritual realms. Spanning 2,500 years and informed by Hermetic and Neoplatonist influences, it has been practiced in the classical Greco-Roman world, medieval Europe and the medieval Middle East and Orient, and up to the present in esoteric circles. Alchemists have three main pursuits: the transmutation of base metals into gold by means of the

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature
  • Author : David Lyle Jeffrey
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 25 July 1992
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Over 15 years in the making, an unprecedented one-volume reference work. Many of today's students and teachers of literature, lacking a familiarity with the Bible, are largely ignorant of how Biblical tradition has influenced and infused English literature through the centuries. An invaluable research tool. Contains nearly 800 encyclopedic articles written by a distinguished international roster of 190 contributors. Three detailed annotated bibliographies. Cross-references throughout.

Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism: A

Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism: A
  • Author : Wouter J. Hanegraaff,Antoine Faivre,R. van den Broek,Jean-Pierre Brach
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 25 July 2021
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Covers every aspect of pagan, Jewish, and Christian religious discourses and phenomena traditionally labeled gnosticism, hermeticism, astrology, magic, the "occult sciences," esoteric religion, and more. Contains articles about the life and work of all the major personalities in the history of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, discussing their ideas, significance, and historical influence.

A Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue

A Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue
  • Author : Leon Klenicki,Geoffrey Wigoder
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release : 25 July 1995
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"This is an invaluable aid in helping readers become better acquainted with key issues involved in the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. It brings together significant discussions of major theological and religious topics that are an integral part of the faith dialogue between Jews and Christians." "Each topic is treated in two separate essays: one by a Christian scholar; the other by a Jewish scholar, and points of agreement and decisive differences stand out clearly."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field

The Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics
  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release : 24 November 2015
GET THIS BOOKThe Secret History of the Gnostics

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