Re: Resonating scripture
- --- In email@example.com, klaus schilling <pessy@c...>
> klaus schilling writes:your
> > lady_caritas writes:
> > >
> > > Klaus, do you personally find any other Gnostic scriptures to
> > > liking?of Sheem,
> > >
> > The Book of Thomas the Contender (II,7)
> Forgot to add the Second Logos of the Great Seth, the Paraphrasis
> the Dialog of the Redeemer, and the Apocalypse of Petrus,Cassianus'
> but I don't have their NHL Index at hand.
> ... outside the NHL the fragmentarily quoted excerpts from Julius
> exegesis of the lost Egyptian Gospel (Clement refutes them in hisStromata)
>Klaus, you have mentioned writings that others have not. It would be
> Klaus Schilling
interesting to hear commentary on your selections, if you're so
> 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.