13408Re: Taxonomy of Gnostic, Proto-Gnostic, Semi-Gnostic, Pseodo-Gnostic etc..
- Feb 2, 2008Yes, I'd like to see that, I think that'd be interesting.
Perhaps would you include such as time line a/o location?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, pmcvflag <no_reply@...> wrote:
> Hey all
> I was just thinking about a few recent issues that include the
> we list on our home page.... Manicheism, the Mandeans, the Cathars,
> Bogomils, Paulicians, Merkabah etc.. I was also thinking about
> recent usage of the term "Jewish Gnosticism" to describe Kabbalah
> term that Dr Scholem also uses for the same reason), and the way
> people talk about Hermetism as "Pagan Gnosticism".
> I was wondering if anyone here was aware of any books or charts
> attempt a sort of taxonomy of Gnostic groups or categories? For
> who may be unsure, by "taxonomy" I mean a sort of family tree, or
> of categorical groupings like you find for animals or plants
> 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
> attempts to show these relationships?
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