13725Valentinus & the Valentinians all Weekend on Aeon Byte!!!
- Jul 3, 2009Valentinus & 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 Guestâ" Einar Thomassen, author of âThe Spiritual Seed: The Church of the Valentiniansâ and one of the original translators of the Nag Hammadi Library.
--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 Chamber.
--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 radically saw the death and resurrection of the Christ.
And much more!
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