13424Re: Taxonomy of Gnostic, Proto-Gnostic, Semi-Gnostic, Pseodo-Gnostic etc..
- Mar 16, 2008Hey George
>>>What a great idea ! To develop a taxonomy... naturallythis is subject to exactly how gnosticism is defined.
But let's say we get a definition that everyone (or most
everyone) finds adequate.<<<
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I am still trying to work on the other
taxonomy that Thalprin suggests, as well as the timeline.
As for the definition of Gnosticism (and in this forum we are
talking about Gnosticism with a capital "G", not gnosticism with the
small "g"), we are open to some tweeking and discussion.... but...
the fact that we will attempt to maintain the more
academic/historical definition as the base is frankly not open to
Think of it another way; if "everyone" (in other forums)
believed "existentialism" was about any beliefs
concerning "existance", but there was one last forum dealing only
with "Existentialism" (the philosophical school)... why should that
Existentialist forum bow to "everybody" and try to redefine itself
to talk about the "existentialism" of common understanding? Doesn't
the Existentialist forum have a right to maintain its study of
Existentialism with a capitol "E"?
Public opinion has a place, but this forum is the final refuge for
those who prefer disambiguation in their study of classical
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