11139Re: Weekly Study Session #2: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism
- Jun 10, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, lady_caritas <no_reply@y...>
> This week we'll give those who are unfamiliar with Gnosticism achance
> to get their feet wet, in addition to giving those who have somealso
> acquaintance with the subject a chance to review and/or critique.
> Stephan A. Hoeller has written "A Brief Summary of Gnosticism":
> Feel free to make comments on this piece, if you'd like. You can
> find other complementary introductory articles in our links section:Well, I didn't see any comments coming through for our Weekly Study
> For a little history, see Lance Owens's article:
> As always, references to scripture, original source material, are
> welcome in your comments, if you wish.
So, I'll assume that some of you at least have read through some of
the summary material and have a basic feel for things. One of the
concepts that probably became apparent is the Gnostic emphasis on
Gnosis as salvific.
George is interested in discussing the Cathars Gnostic or not?
I'll link the first post of a past thread wherein we discussed this
back in 2003:
George, this is an involved topic, requiring some knowledge of the
Cathars as well as the Gnostics.
Would you be able to break this topic down a bit more with one or
more specific references for discussions? David had originally
suggested "weekly study sessions. to where a reference is read by
everyone and for the rest of the week is up for open discussion."
That seems to be a more manageable goal, and I'm thinking we might
want to offer more specific weekly topics (or a series of weekly
topics gradually addressing a larger, more general topic) in order to
garner more interest from members.
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