Re: The Gnostic Paul
- Hello Stephen
On 15-Oct-03, you wrote:
>> Hi, fellows
>> I am undergraduate in History. Some months ago, I begin researching
>> the Gnostic Paul question, and I will have a presentation by the
>> end of the year. The only book I know about the subject is that
>> Elaine Pagels', and I don't have it yet. That's why I am writing to
>> ask you any articles or essays that deals with this question.
>> Filipe Azevedo
> If you really want to impress go to an original source and look at
> Irenaeus: Against Heresies Book 1 available at the Gnostic Society
> Library. This has many references to the meanings assigned to Paul
> by those Gnostic heretics! Sometimes these give a different angle to
> the version in Pagels.
> Stephen Peter
Yes Irenaeus is an unquestionable authority (for the orthodox), but
still his advise is good. Reading opponents is always a good idea.
Mike Leavitt ac998@...