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[gthomas] Re: Gnostics??

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  • Andre Boulanger
    Steve: Thanks for the reference. I had never seen the Apocryphon prior to this. Andre Phoenix AZ ... Date: Monday, January 04, 1999 2:37 PM Subject: [gthomas]
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 4, 1999
      Steve:
      Thanks for the reference.
      I had never seen the Apocryphon prior to this.
      Andre
      Phoenix AZ

      -----Original Message-----
      Date: Monday, January 04, 1999 2:37 PM
      Subject: [gthomas] Re: Gnostics??


      >Paul wrote:
      >> discovered at Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt. They
      >> were probably the remains of a Gnostic library. One of the works in this
      >> find was the GOT. Although most of the works are clearly Gnostic it is
      >> arguable whether the GOT is a Gnostic work. Scholars B. Gartner and S.
      >> Davies have argued opposing sides of this issue with Gartner taking the
      >> Gnostic GOT position and Davies arguing against a Gnostic origin.
      >> As far as your confused understanding of the Gnostics this is a rather
      >> large subject but I can recommend an excellent book on the subject.
      >> Gnosis : The Nature and History of Gnosticism
      >> by Kurt Rudolph
      >
      >But by far the most important thing for anyone wanting to
      >know about Gnosticism is to read gnostic texts.
      >The one that survives in the most versions and thus has
      >most likelihood to be the Major gnostic text is the Apocryphon
      >of John. It can be found at the following WWW site.
      >
      >http://www.gnosis.org/gnosis/naghamm/apocjn.html
      >
      >Steve
      >
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