Re: [GTh] McGrath Review in RBL
- While I am very much in favor of the principle of self-identification, we do have to recognize that we have a number of texts in the Nag Hammadi library about which we have almost no (reliable) information as to which person or group of people produced, transmitted, and/or used them. The only thing to go on is their contents.Stephen--
Stephen C. Carlson
Graduate Program in Religion
- At 08:43 AM 9/18/2011, E Bruce Brooks wrote:
On: Definition of Gnostic
I still like the idea of letting people define themselves. Let me therefore repeat an earlier question:
What is the earliest text that uses the term gnosis or its derivatives in a way that seems to be theologically definitional? Or less carefully worded, what is the oldest self-labeled Gnostic text?
What would be the result of applying this rule to the New Testament? Would any of it be considered "Christian"?
Northern Arizona University