11923Re: What Is Gnosticism? by Karen King
- Feb 9, 2006Hello pmcvflag
On 02/09/06, you wrote:
> Hey Mike
>>>>> Karen King was one of my son's Professors at Occidental College.
> She was fascinated at meeting a 2nd generation neo-gnostic. He got a
> lot out of her classes.<<<
> Hey, very impressive. Your son had a teacher that was a little
> better known on the common front than my own primary teacher in the
> subject (who specialized in Manichaism and NT translation, rather
> than Gnosticism specifically, though that was a secondary
> specialization) Don't know exactly what that means... but I
> certainly envy the education that I cannot continue at this point.
> Recently I keep thinking I will write her and try to get some kind
> of idea of where she will go next.... but her work has been VERY
> critical (in a good way) so far as I have seen.
> Off the point a little, she has been accused of the kind of feminist
> political preconceptions that Dr Pagels sometimes is accused of
> showing. Honestly, as I have become more familiar with her work, I
> have not seen it at all (though yes I HAVE seen it in Dr Pagels). On
> the contrary, her critical abilities have seemed more truly open
> (and critical... even CLASSICAL) than almost any other academic
> source I have read (and I am not unfamiliar with the genre).
> I am assuming this son was Thomas... whom I wish would stop in and
> talk with us more often. :) I would actually love to discuss the
> topic of academic vs personal communication with a person who has
> had both... like your son. I know my own communication could use
> some work in joining the two ;) That could be a topic all to itself.
Yes it was Thomas. This exchange may break him loose.
Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s
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