10977Re: Pursuit of gnosis (GNOSIS and Salvation)
- Apr 13, 2005Serenity..
>>>"Namste Gich,I think that you are confused. Non Christological Gnosticism, from my
understanding, is Sethian Gnosticism. It is more Hebraic although,
some Christological interpretation seems to have peaked in a bit in
the second century of the common era. Of course the strait Platonic
Pagans seem to be claiming Gnosticism for themselves as well. They
seem to be a smaller bunch and keep more to their own "clans.""<<<<
I am also guessing that Gich may have meant "Sethian" since Jesus is
sometimes assumed to have been a later addition to Sethian texts.
However, the figure of "Christ" is not necessarily equated
with "Jesus" in Gnosticism, so I think the term "Christological"
could be a bit misleading here. A text neen not have Jesus in it to
have Christological elements in this case. The figure of the Logos
is important even if Jesus is not.
One thing you say...
>>>"Of course the strait Platonic Pagans seem to be claimingGnosticism for themselves as well."<<<
Could you expand on that? I was not exactly sure which groups you
mean to imply there. And to add something, Platonists were not
generally Christians, but they would have been very angry if you
called them "Pagans".
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