13400Valentinus & the Valentinians this Week on CCG!!!
- Jan 19, 2008Valentinus & The Valentinians. Besides being a poetic genius and an
ethereal philosopher, Valentinus was the Gnostic who allegedly almost
became Pope and might have changed the course of the Church in
history. He and his followers created some of the most beautiful,
unifying theology of early Christianity, including the concept of the
Trinity, a redeemed Demiurge, and a positive view of the cosmos. We
evoke their amazing contribution to Christian thought before they were
crushed under the fury of Orthodoxy in the Fourth Century.
Astral Guest Einar Thomassen, author of `The Spiritual Seed: The
Church of the Valentinians' and one of the original translators of the
Nag Hammadi Library.
--Separating the legend from the history of Valentinus of Alexandria.
--Understanding the softer, poetic and yet astral Gnosticism of the
Valentinians (and the different schools within this Gnostic sect).
--Evidence stating that Valentinus received his theology from the
Syrian Christian viewpoint and not Alexandria.
--Finally understanding what exactly was the Sacrament of the Bridal
--Why did Valentinus consider the Apostle Paul the Elvis of the
--Like most Gnostic Schools, how not everyone receives salvation and why.
--Why faith was as important as gnosis to the Valentinians.
--How Valentinus saw the death and resurrection of the Christ.
And much more!
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Our rebroadcast this week is `CCG #55-- Caesar's Messiah' with Joe
Atwill, author of 'Caesar's Messiah'
Is it possible that the historical Jesus might have been a creation by
the Roman nobility in order to marginalize the Jews and Pagan
religions? That the Gospels are both satire and propaganda for the
powerbrokers of the Empire? That Jesus is just a mask for a certain
Roman Emperor who wished to create his own mystery religion? Sure, why
not? Anything is possible in Gnosticism.
--Who was the Roman Emperor who concocted Jesus Christ in order to
tame the Jews and create a new mystery cult for the gentiles?
--How the Roman quelling of the Jewish revolution eerily matches the
ministry of Jesus of Nazareth.
--The Apostle Paul: true believer or pro-Roman agent extraordinaire?
--Where exactly do the Gnostics fit in the new religion created by the
Roman powers that be?
--Understand the science of typology and how it is the key to
unraveling many mysteries of the New Testament.
--Josephus: greatest of ancient historians or the individual who
created one of the greatest parodies on mankind?
--How the Roman kingmakers not only re-wrote Jewish history but
purposefully planned the Dark Ages.
And much more! History just isn't written by the victors, but also the
psyche of an entire hemisphere.
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