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13400Valentinus & the Valentinians this Week on CCG!!!

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  • miguelconner
    Jan 19, 2008
      Valentinus & 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.

      Topics Discussed:

      --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
      ancient times?
      --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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      --Click the music icon and voila…'Coffee, Cigarettes & Gnosis 80— The
      Mandaeans, the Last Gnostics' will appear in its entirety!

      There are over eighty shows for download at our homepage on all things
      Gnostic and its brethren in the Esoterica. We have some of the
      leading scholars and Gnostic sages of our days including Stephan
      Hoeller, Timothy Freke, John Turner, Marvin Meyer, Margaret Starbird,
      Bart Ehrman, Bierger Pearson, Acharya S., and Robert Price, just to
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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.

      Topics Discussed:
      --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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