13412Re: Taxonomy of Gnostic, Proto-Gnostic, Semi-Gnostic, Pseodo-Gnostic etc..
- Feb 13, 2008Hey Thalprin
Ok, I finally got the categorical graph done. It is in the "Files"
section of our home page.
I was trying to play with some family tree programs and some better
graphics programs, but in the end I realized that if I was ever
going to get it done I needed to keep it simple. Even though I call
this a "family tree", it is meant to show categorical relations
rather than cause and effect. For instance, obviously Sethianism and
Valentinianism are FORMS of Gnosticism, rather than something that
grew out of Gnosticism. On the other hand, Kabbalah likely actually
grew out of Merkabah.
I should point out that some scholars (like Birger Pearson) believe
that Hermetism actually does contain Biblical elements. If this is
true, the chart would need to be adjusted accordingly.
Anyone have thoughts, questions, points, etc?
--- In email@example.com, "thalprin" <thalprin@...> wrote:
> Sounds good PMCV and thanks, this taxonomy could be very
> think - I'll look forward to seeing it. If any suggestions come
> mind I'll certainly pass them along.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, pmcvflag <no_reply@> wrote:
> > Hey Thalprin
> > >>>Yes, I'd like to see that, I think that'd be interesting.
> > Perhaps would you include such as time line a/o location?<<<
> > I actually tried to create a timeline some years back, but I ran
> > some problems (partly basic computer problems). In any event, I
> > these charts would have to be unconnected. A timeline would not
> > a taxonomy in this case. I'll play with some programs and see
> > may best present this kind of chart on this forum. Any
> > would be helpful.
> > PMCV
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