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Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing

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Spiritual seekers needn't look to the East; inspiration is right here at home. Derived from the Greek word gnosis, for "knowledge" or "insight, " a Gnostic is one who seeks direct experience of Divinity. Refuting the notion that no coherent set of Gnostic beliefs exists, this authoritative introduction reveals Gnosticism as the indigenous mystical tradition of the West and considers its message to Judeo-Christianity in the twenty-first century.

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Gnosticism developed alongside Judeo-Christianity over two thousand years ago, but with an important difference: It emphasizes, not faith, but direct perception of God--Gnosticism being derived from the Greek word gnosis, meaning "knowledge." Given the controversial premise that one can know God directly, the history of Gnosticism is an unfolding drama of passion, political intrigue, martyrdom, and mystery. Dr. Hoeller traces this fascinating story throughout time and shows how Gnosticism has inspired such great thinkers as Voltaire, Blake, Yeats, Hesse, Melville, and Jung.

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This authoritative introduction reveals Gnosticism as the indigenous mystical tradition of the West and considers its message to Judeo-Christianity in the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780835608169
Author:
Hoeller, Stephan A.
Publisher:
Quest Books (IL)
Author:
Hoeller, Stephan A.
Author:
Hoeller, Stephen A
Author:
Hoeller Stephena
Location:
Wheaton, Ill.
Subject:
Gnosticism
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
REL112000
Subject:
Religion Western-Mysticism
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Edition Number:
1st Quest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 96-447
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photos
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 15.5 lb

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Gnosticism developed alongside Judeo-Christianity over two thousand years ago, but with an important difference: It emphasizes, not faith, but direct perception of God--Gnosticism being derived from the Greek word gnosis, meaning "knowledge." Given the controversial premise that one can know God directly, the history of Gnosticism is an unfolding drama of passion, political intrigue, martyrdom, and mystery. Dr. Hoeller traces this fascinating story throughout time and shows how Gnosticism has inspired such great thinkers as Voltaire, Blake, Yeats, Hesse, Melville, and Jung.
"Synopsis" by , This authoritative introduction reveals Gnosticism as the indigenous mystical tradition of the West and considers its message to Judeo-Christianity in the 21st century.
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