Re: [Gnosticism2] Resonating scripture
- Hello Lady Caritas, Klaus Schilling,
<< > Do you have favorite Gnostic scripture(s)
The Testimonium Veritatis (NHC IX,3) >>
That is my favorite too. I would add:
The Hymn of the Pearl
The Odes of Solomon
Epistle of Ptolemy to Flora
The Gospel of Philip
The Gospel of Thomas
Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians
Renewal Gnosticism: http://members.aol.com/AJRoberti/rg/index.htm
Gulf Coast Gnostics: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GCGnostics/
But woe to you Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. - Luke 11:42
> Because moving away from Latin as the scholars' lingua francaOthers would argue that the movement INTO Latin as the
> was the greatest error throughout the history of European culture.
> This has already been noted by A. Schopenhauer.
scholar's "lingua franca" was the greatest mistake of western
culture... this would include the Greek-speaking composers of much of
the Nag Hammadi library, as well as it's Coptic speaking translators.
Often times both of these languages were very specifically used as
outposts of resistance against Latin cultural oppression. In northern
Egypt the Greek speaking community was second only to the Jews for
their reputation for insurrection (in Alexandria the Greek community
lived just to the south of the walled Jewish quarter, and the
cultural exchange equalled the resentment of occupation. This is the
venue in which Gnosticism was created).
None of these books we are talking about were written in Latin, so
gumming up the works with yet a fourth (unrelated) language in the
mix seemed rather strange is all. Don't get me wrong, Latin is a
wonderful language, and one that is very useful to the scientific
community. It is also something like speaking Hebrew at a Palistinian
knitting club. I have no problem if you want to use latin... knock
yourself out our uptight friend. Now, if we were talking about
Catholicism it would seem perfectly obvious that you should use Latin.
By the way..... Schopenhauer wasn't Gnostic either.