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Before Nag Hammadi it appeared that the Gnostics were merely being tendentious and the orthodox interpretation of the Fathers obvious.
Trivia About The Gnostic Paul Refresh and try again. Mar 09, Steve Cooper rated it it was amazing.
However the mid-twentieth century discovery of the Nag Hammadi manuscripts, largely Gnostic, provoked a re-consideration of the history and real substance of the entire second century dispute. Paul was a gnostic. Their efforts were rewarded with success, and their orthodox view of Paul continued to predominate in Christian circles when this book came out, and I suspect it still does. Brandon Harrow rated it liked it Sep 07, As an exercise for the author, it was probably useful.
Brian Lehmann rated it liked it May 23, Charles rated it really liked it Dec 22, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Epaine trivia or quizzes yet. But this comprehensive exegesis Valentinian, for the most part finally succeeds in making a compelling case This Gnostic interpretation of the Pauline letters provides, among many other things, a framework to reconcile the Old and New Testaments. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
The mission, elwine it were, of Gnosticism was to provide the secret knowledge, the inside dope, which would allow these spirits to escape their material emprisonment. Rhoderick John rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Return to Book Page.
Nonetheless, there was enough here for me to divine clearly what Paul’s intention was.
The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters
Beyond that, I’ve read several of her books and will pick up anything written over her name. He is contradictory, opaque, and elusive. Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters. Her findings were published in the bestselling book, The Gnostic Gospels, an analysis of 52 early Christian manuscripts that were unearthed in Egypt.
The Gnostic Paul
In this highly original work, Elaine Pagels demonstrates how evidence from gnostic sources may challenge the assumption that Paul writes his letters to combat “gnostic opponents” and to repudiate their claims to secret wisdom. She fails to interpret some of the gnostic exegesis, itself clearly non-literal.
Within this world, the spirits of human beings had become trapped. Strangely, however, the Gnostics also used Paul extensively to support their case. Siyabonga Dlamini rated it it was amazing Mar 26, She was kind enough at that ellaine to allow me the liberty of composing a dictionary entitled, cleverly, “On the Procession of the Hieresiarchs of Gnosis” even tho the course was ostensibly about Fnostic. A group of Christian heretics so subsequently determined began using a somewhat older and distinctly un-Jewish theological approach called Gnosticism to interpret the traditions and writings about Jesus.
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The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters – Elaine Pagels – Google Books
The other contact I had with Pagels was my roommate at I started reading Pagels in college gnoetic preparation for a thesis on theories regarding the origins of “gnosticism. One of the earliest crises in Christianity, the Gnostic Controversies, occurred about a century fhe The Secret Sharer Paul of Tarsus, that Moses of the Christian religion, is a persistent intellectual pain for many, including me.
Eugen Eugeni rated it it was amazing Dec 23, To see all of mankind’s mystical explorations as a continuum.
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Drawing upon evidence from the gnostic exegesis of Paul, including several Nag ;aul texts, the author examines how gnostic exegetes cite and inte In this highly original work, Elaine Pagels demonstrates how evidence from gnostic sources may challenge the assumption that Paul writes his letters to combat “gnostic opponents” and to repudiate their claims to secret wisdom.