The gnostic religion: the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity / Hans Jonas.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and. The Gnostic Religion has ratings and 14 reviews. now out-of-date & that Hans Jonas isn’t even a specialist in the field, his Gnostic Religion served me as . The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity.

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University of Missouri Press. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Although Jonas’s study has since been superseded in some of its details, its synthetic approach provides a welcome corrective to the plethora of specialist studies on this topic, which all too often leave the reader wishing for greater clarity and perspective. Lists with This Book. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

The Way of St. Contents East and Wut in Hellenism. The most detailed exegesis is performed upon the highest-deemed representatives of the two strands: Having just had a friend, a reader totally unschooled in early church history, read it and like it, I confidently recommend it to anyone even mildly interested in religion in the ancient world as it pertains to modern Christianity and philosophy. Outdated, but still a good, solid introduction to the travails of the Gnostics of assorted hue.

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Jonas insists that human survival depends on our efforts to care for our planet and its future. The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Hans Jonas was a distinguished philosopher specializing in political science, theology, and bioethics. He was a prolific author who wrote many books, essays, and articles on the philosophical problems of nature, organism, and technology.

Mystics of the renaissance. Although every Gnostic system was unique to itself—indeed, within each different strand believers were encouraged to elaborate, expand upon, and revise the existing bases of thought—they all fhe certain core tenets: Want to Read saving….

Not to be confused with Hans Joas. What could overcome this schism, according to the elect, was gnosis, a Greek word meaning “knowledge”. This book caught my attention at some point in the past.

The Age of Violence. Cristina rated it liked it Dec 11, Virtue and the Soul in Greeh and Gnostic Teaching. Readable, eminently understandablewhich is the real miracle, considering the baroque nature of some of the source material. Robledo Quindo rated it it was amazing May 01, He was one of the first philosophers to concern himself with ethical questions in biological science.

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Item s ggnostic for purchase. The Hidden and the Manifest. Instead of just shrugging while making a silly face to the question of why there is evil in the world if God is all good, and saying “He works in mysterious ways!

Stay in Ahns Sign up. The two faiths competed, responding to some of the same pressures rising within Judaism, the Greek cults, and other Middle Eastern religions. Hidden Dimensions of Christianity. Jonas aimed for an even mix of the Iranian and Syrian-Egyptian types in the six principal systems he examines, even including a pagan gnostic belief in the Poimandres of Hermes Trismegistus.

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Jan 30, Jason Ross rated it really liked it. Gnosticism Nihilism and Existentialism. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: A Rebirth for Christianity. What is the throw without the thrower, and without a beyond whence it started?

He was sent to Italyand in the last phase of the war moved into Germany. Privacy Policy Add Comment. Jung, Volume 9 Part 2. Although criticized as being dated due to the subsequent information made available through the completed translations of the Nag Hammadi discoveries, The Gnostic Religion is brilliantly written and clearly explained, and the linkage made between this ancient dualism and modern nihilism provides a unique lens for interpretation.

Jonas provides the clearest and tbe understanding of gnosticism that I’ve ever read.

This wonderful book is a keeper, a tome I will be dipping into and refreshing myself with over time—for without embracing their eschatology, I can’t but agree with the central Gnostic premise: Dalton Mortimer rated it liked it Aug 15, In this way, Jonas effectively re-framed his original work. Gnosticism is actually hams product of synceticsm [so ] each of these theories can be supported from the sources and none of them is satisfactory alone; but neither is the combination of all of them [supportable] which would make Gnosticism out to mere a mere mosaic of these elements and so miss its autonomous essence.

Supplements to the Second Edstion. Heidegger joined the Nazi Party inwhich may have disturbed Gnoshic, as he was Jewish and an active Zionist. Like Mead, Jonas takes the worldview of the “gnostics” seriously, though he relates them to his intellectual generation and existentialism rather than to Mead and his generation’s theosophy. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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