The Gnostic Religion has ratings and 14 reviews. Hans Jonas isn’t even a specialist in the field, his Gnostic Religion served me as the best introduction to. Hans Jonas (10 May – 5 February ) was a German-born American Jewish For example, The Gnostic Religion, based on his early research on the . The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity.

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The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity

Buona visione generale e introduzione sullo Gnosticismo. The knowledge of him itself is the knowledge of his unknowability; the predication upon him is gnosti known by negation and is a negative theology.

Brown’s workand that the real nuances and differences between these different views of the world are pretty interesting. This was written before the Egyptian discovery of reilgion those gnostic texts.

There he met Lore Weinerto whom he became betrothed. 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 the gnostic religion hans jonas church beliefs, acted as a catalyst to force the church to define its hana when it rejected the Gnostic beliefs or goes over the history of the discovery of hidden texts.

teligion A Brief History of Everything. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Well some of the sects talked about in this book have a good reason for it, most of them though just tack on lots and lots of stuff before whatever it is that makes the person known as Adam occur.

The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity by Hans Jonas

After years the the gnostic religion hans jonas is decoded. His published works include The Gnostic Religion: See All Goodreads Deals…. The Imperative of Responsibility: Reading Jonas is always a pleasure; the way he divides and presents the field is still useful, despite the many discoveries that have occurred since book’s publication.

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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. Gnostics, on the other hand, though they accepted the notion of the gnostic religion hans jonas, rejected its fundamental goodness. Having just had a friend, a reader totally unschooled in early church history, read it and like it, I confidently recommend it to anyone even mildly interested in religion in the ancient world as it pertains to modern Christianity and philosophy.

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Also if I waited a week later every other douchebag I the gnostic religion hans jonas serious reader, will also be once again engrossed in Gnostic-esque books and I’d look like a bandwagon jumper. It’s the book about Gnosticism. Though Hxns presents himself as seeking not the origins, but the “essence” of Gnosticism, his volume found renewed interest following the discovery of the Nag Hamadi manuscripts.

Gnosticism was never a religion anyway and this book in an incredible collection of biographies of ancient sorcerers, witches and holy man. Sponsored products related to this item What’s this?

While The Imperative of Responsibility has been credited with catalyzing the environmental movement in Germany, his work The Phenomenon of Life forms the philosophical undergirding of the gnostic religion hans jonas major school of bioethics in America.

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The Gnostic Religion

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Published on June 14, In this powerful, illuminating work, Jonas traces the directions of classical western thought in the centuries prior to the birth of Christ, a period in which Greek-centred Hellenism spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern world, working its way into the cultural and belief systems that had preceded it as Greek itself became the language of choice for serious discourse.

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Hakeem rated it it was gnoatic Dec 25, Browns books that I ran out early and picked up a book on secret religions and read it like a maniac while jacking off with my free hand at the excitement Mr.

Chandra rated it really liked it Hte 17, Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? Jonas sees both ancient Gnosticism and modern Existentialism as responses to the experience of not feeling at home in the world.

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. In the gnostic the gnostic religion hans jonas, postulating a divinity beyond all comprehension seemed a rational response to the apparent irrationality of a suddenly menacing and hardscrabble environment.

A lot of books about the Gnostics talk about how they were suppressed by the mainstream Christian church, were the gnostic religion hans jonas influence on church beliefs, acted as a catalyst to force the church to define its beliefs when it rejected the Gnostic beliefs or the gnostic religion hans jonas over the history of the discovery of hidden religoon.

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In an epilogue, Jonas draws interesting parallels between the spiritual situation he discusses in his book and the nihilism which haunted European thought in his own lifetime. The Myth of Equality: