6921Re: Resonating scripture
- Jan 3, 2003--- In email@example.com, klaus schilling <pessy@c...>
> lady_caritas writes:Hello, Klaus. Your selection is not a surprise to me. You have
> > Do you have favorite Gnostic scripture(s)
> The Testimonium Veritatis (NHC IX,3)
> Klaus Schilling
mentioned an encratic lifestyle in the past, in addition to
displeasure with Valentinus. What other ideas presented in this work
appeal to you?
This writing, which upholds an austere view of renunciation of this
world, is an example of polemics against other Gnostic sects as well
as more traditional Christianity. I'm curious. This piece is quite
unforgiving of various other sects, even though there seems to be
some agreement, such as the importance of self-knowledge and
disputing "carnal resurrection." IOW, one might wonder if this
author isn't placing quite a lot of emphasis on praxis.
Incompatibility with other Gnostics appears to stem more from
differing practices he feels are necessary to attain gnosis.
Klaus, do you personally find any other Gnostic scriptures to your
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