11647Re: gnosticism and the end of time
- Nov 5, 2005--- In email@example.com, lady_caritas <no_reply@y...>
> In Ptolemy's Version of the Gnostic Myth, there is mentionthat "the
> fire that lurks within the world will flare up, catch fire,overcome
> all matter, be consumed along with it, and enter into definitivetime
> nonexistence." Bentley Layton notes in his book, _The Gnostic
> Scriptures," p. 295:
> "f. The idea of a fire that lurks within the world and in due
> will flare up and consume the world was a well-known part ofancient
> physics, as taught by the Stoic school. But the belief that theof
> world will then `enter into definitive nonexistence' is not a part
> the Stoic physics."Please, if anyone knows more about the "fire that lurks within the
> Perhaps other members might have additional information.
world" and/or the teachings of the Stoic school in this regard I am
very interested. Thanks.
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