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13408Re: Taxonomy of Gnostic, Proto-Gnostic, Semi-Gnostic, Pseodo-Gnostic etc..

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  • thalprin
    Feb 2, 2008
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      Yes, I'd like to see that, I think that'd be interesting.
      Perhaps would you include such as time line a/o location?


      --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, pmcvflag <no_reply@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hey all
      >
      > I was just thinking about a few recent issues that include the
      groups
      > we list on our home page.... Manicheism, the Mandeans, the Cathars,
      > Bogomils, Paulicians, Merkabah etc.. I was also thinking about
      Miguel's
      > recent usage of the term "Jewish Gnosticism" to describe Kabbalah
      (a
      > term that Dr Scholem also uses for the same reason), and the way
      some
      > people talk about Hermetism as "Pagan Gnosticism".
      >
      > I was wondering if anyone here was aware of any books or charts
      that
      > attempt a sort of taxonomy of Gnostic groups or categories? For
      those
      > who may be unsure, by "taxonomy" I mean a sort of family tree, or
      set
      > of categorical groupings like you find for animals or plants
      explaining
      > lineage and relation. You know.... is it a kingdom, a family, a
      > species, etc..
      >
      > Would anyone here find it useful to have a kind of visual chart
      that
      > attempts to show these relationships?
      >
      > PMCV
      >
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