Re: Gnosticism and Christianity??
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Leavitt <ac998@l...> wrote:
> Hello pmcvflagwill
> On 01-Sep-03, you wrote:
> >> There is a lot in Jonas' book, but there are more direct sources.
> >> Do a search on http://www.gnosis.org/ under Mandeans, and you
> >> find some more direct material alluded to at least. AnI
> >> anthropologist went to Iraq in the early 1900's and lived with
> >> them, and reportedon their teachings.
> > Are you talking about Drower? Or some one else? I seem to remember
> > that Drower first labeled the Mandaeans as "Gnostics" after a
> > conversation with Quispel, a position that she later recanted. If
> > recall correctly (and once again I don't remember clearely) it wasplace,
> > also Drower who started calling them "Mandaeans" in the first
> > and that it was not thier traditional self designation.1910
> It was my understanding that this writer wrote from about 1890 to
> or 1920, so it may not have been Dower. This writer actually livedHi, Mike and PMCV. Here's a webpage tracing research of Mandaeans.
> with the Mandeans.
If you scroll about halfway down the page, you'll find 19th and 20th
century research info. Lady Drower did have firsthand experience
with the Mandaeans in the 1920's.
Also, here's an excerpt from her _Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran_ (first
published in 1937, 2nd edition in 1962):
- Thanks for the comeback, Cari. For myself, of the 3 quotes you sent, this
one I think speaks best.
"Let each of us, too, burrow for the root of evil that is within, and root
it up from his or her heart. It will be rooted up when it is recognized."
Once we have looked inside and recognized it we are equipped to recognize it
in others, and perhaps confront it. Whether or not that requires an
acquaintance w/ Godde, I remain unsure. It was for me but I can't speak for
all or in shoulds. roberta
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