Marcion of Sinope all this and next week on CCG!!!
- Marcion of Sinope. He is perhaps the greatest heretic of all times.
His following was so large it threatened the early Catholic Church.
He is also the reason The Bible was ever written, perhaps the man who
wrote the Pauline Letters, a genius Christian logician and many other
enigmatic speculations. Also, was he a true Gnostic or simply a man
who wanted to create the first organized, global form of Christianity
in the world? Astral GuestRobert Price, author of `Deconstructing
Jesus', `The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man', and `The Pre-Nicene New
--The life of times of Marcion.
--His divisive theology, including evidence for and against him being
--Besides perhaps being the author of Paul's letters, how Marcion
might have been the influence behind the Gospel of John. And a little
side discussion on how Basilides might have been behind the Gospel of
--The customs and beliefs of the Marcionites who spread all over the
Roman Empire like mice and challenged the early Catholic Church.
--The eventually doom of Marcion and the Marcionites at the hands of
the Christian Roman Empire.
--Marcionanti-Semite or actually a champion of the Jewish religion?
--Separating the Polemics of the Church Fathers from actual evidence
pointing to the real truth of Marcion's rise and fall.
And much more!
As always to access the program:
--Go to my homepage http://www.thegodabovegod.com/
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--Click the music icon and voila 'Coffee, Cigarettes & Gnosis
61Marcion' will appear in its entirety!
And, of course, the show will be available for one week at your
I've also posted `Coffee, Cigarettes & Gnosis #32The Return of the
Sufi'. We deal with Islamic Gnosticism (Sufism) & The Persian Poets.
Special Guest-- David Fideler, author of 'Love's Alchemy: Poems from
the Sufi Tradition' & 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'.
--The origins, theology and rituals of Sufism.
--The parallels and similarities between Sufism and Gnosticism.
--New translations that give a fresh insight into the puissance of the
Persian poets (a far cry from the New Age drivel you've had to hear
from the mouths of Demi Moore and Madonna).
--The background and sublime genius of Rumi and the other great
--An actual chance to listen to Sufi music and poetry as it was
originally intended centuries ago in the correct context, both in
Persian and English.
--How the Sufi and Persian poetry actually influenced our modern views
on Romantic Love.
--Is there such a thing as Arabic Kabbalah?
Always looking for show ideas or guests. Any authors or scholars out
there that I should know about let me know.
All shows are available for download at my homepage. If you're short
on money let me know and I'll gladly send whatever you require.