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11923Re: What Is Gnosticism? by Karen King

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  • Mike Leavitt
    Feb 9, 2006
      Hello 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.
      > PMCV

      Yes it was Thomas. This exchange may break him loose.

      Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s
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