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12386Re: Valentinian Exegesis of the Pauline Corpus

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  • lady_caritas
    May 8, 2006
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      Well, hallelujah! We're up and running again. *lol*

      Cari

      --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, lady_caritas <no_reply@...> wrote:
      >
      > Apparently we've been having some serious technical difficulties
      > regarding ability to post. Last week I tried to resend a message
      > Michael attempted to post. Both messages still haven't appeared.
      I
      > don't know how many other members have had difficulty posting.
      >
      > I'm going to try once more to send Michael's reply.
      >
      > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      >
      >
      > --- lady_caritas <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
      >
      > > Hi, Michael. _The Other Bible_ is edited by Willis
      > Barnstone, who also was one of the editors of the more recent
      > _The Gnostic Bible_.
      > >
      >
      > Ah, got that on order.
      > Found the "Other Bible" on amazon. Thanks for the help.
      >
      >
      > > I wouldn't get hung up on the term "bible" regarding these
      > two modern collections of various religious texts, although I
      > agree that the connotation can be confusing.
      > >
      >
      > Sometimes I'm too much of a stickler.
      >
      >
      > > They are *not* intended to be compilations of texts for
      > specific religious use with an absolute authoritarian
      > function. In fact, I think the editors of _The Gnostic
      > Bible_ realized misunderstanding that could ensue from use
      > of the word "bible," and they do explain the history and
      > their use of the term in the introduction to the book. They
      > specifically say that "the sacred literature in this Bible
      > constitutes no closed canon."
      > >
      >
      > Good. But the word "Bible" is catchy. Good search term, too.
      >
      > Fair enough.
      >
      >
      > > PMCV's recommendation, _The Nag Hammadi Library_, edited by
      > James M. Robinson, does provide helpful introductions to
      > works. In addition, if you like annotations, you'll find
      > plenty in Bentley Layton's _The Gnostic Scriptures_, which
      > contains selected scriptures.
      > >
      >
      > Thanks for the other reference. I'll look it up on zam-azon.
      > <g>
      >
      >
      > --Michael
      >
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