7426[Gnosticism2] Re: Nag Hammadi codexes
- Apr 3, 2003ernststrohregenmantelrad writes:
> For "sin" if you say we are born with it it means you implied theThe original sin is a vulgarised version of the Gnosticistic topic
> "original sin" which didn't come into exsitance until Augestine of
of the fall of the soul into matter.
Augustinus plaggiated it from Manicheus.
Long before the Manicheans it was Julius Cassianus
according to the Stromata of Clem. Al. who knew that
in paradise man existed not in the flesh,
but psychically or noetically.
By the affinity to the matter the soul becomes femalish and subject
to corruption and perversion. By understanding and encratism
the corruption is reversed.
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