(What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King

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Free read What Is Gnosticism? Karen L. King ´ 4 characters Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King Do we account for the disparate ideas writings and practices that have been placed under the Gnostic rubric To do so Karen King says we. Despite the seemingly simplistic title this is not exactly a primer on the subject but it does serve as a useful introduction nevertheless King essentially spends the book denoting the trouble with defining the term gnosticism and then covering the history of its definitionGnosticism in its earliest variety was simply heresy If something did not fit into what became Christian orthodoxy early writers termed it gnostic or often heretical because the gnostic term itself didn t really come to be until the Middle Ages and even then regular usage only really comes into being much laterAttempts to define and determine the origins of gnosticism begin to make some real headway under Adolf von Harnack who tied it to the hellenization of Judaism and Christianity The History of Religions school said not uite finding ways to tie it to ancient Eastern philosophies in for example Iran Still other scholars tied it into pre Christian Jewish ideas In general it would be easiest just to say that gnosticism is syncreticBut this still begs the uestion of what gnosticism is King spends the rest of the book looking at various definitions and then also at primary documents from the gnostics themselves One trick with regard to discussing gnosticism has been that has largely been defined by its enemies But when we look at so called gnostic documents suddenly there is not as much unity of belief and heresies are not the same across the board One could easily point to various origins or create various definitions depending on the document examined For this reason the term gnosticism may better be simply jettisoned As King notes early Christian teachings were in flux and one can t really say that there was a uniform alternative

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Free read What Is Gnosticism? Karen L. King ´ 4 characters Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King Must first disentangle modern historiography from the Christian discourse of orthodoxy and heresy that has pervaded and distorted the sto. This book presents a history of scholarship on Gnosticism It is a critiue of the major trends is scholarship and not an introduction to the texts or traditions commonly called GnosticIt s a great history critiue of scholarship essential reading for all in the field of ancient Christian traditions It s an essential compliment to Williams Rethinking Gnosticism which addresses the texts and traditions but is not a history of scholarship

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Free read What Is Gnosticism? Karen L. King ´ 4 characters Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King A distinctive Christian heresy A competitor of burgeoning Christianity A pre Christian folk religion traceable to Oriental syncretism How. This is sort of wonderful King follows the ancient polemical and modern scholarly views of Gnosticism down through the ages Her main point is that the late 19th early 20th century scholars for the most part accepted and reinforced the views of the early church polemicists Irenaeus Tertullian etc She gives detailed example after detailed example We look at the work of Harnack Reitzenstein Bousset Bultmann Bauer Jonas and others She then undertakes a review of shifting scholarly positions after the astonishing discovery in 1945 of a trove of ancient mostly Gnostic manuscripts near the Upper Egypt village of Nag Hammadi These manuscripts written in Coptic were hidden in a jar under the sand and estimated to be 1600 years old They threw much light on the formation of the early church and raised many uestions Does King belabor her point a bit Yes she is nothing if not a scholar but it s such a fascinating overview reuiring only minimal googling for the general reader that one is borne along nicely Her writing is clear and free of jargon save for the first chapter or so where she pays the reuisite obeisance to scholarly argot Though she isn t the writer her peer Elaine Pagels is King nevertheless does a rock solid job She wants to follow the seuence of ideas and compare and contrast them as she goes along Just the sort of treatment I was looking for Thorough and admirable


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    Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King Karen L. King ´ 4 characters (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King The title of this book What is Gnosticism? is a trick uestion Gnosticism doesn't exist other than as a concept that was reified as scholars projected a working construct back onto the ancient world In short Gnosticism is a modern and

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    Free read What Is Gnosticism? (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King This is sort of wonderful King follows the ancient polemical and modern scholarly views of Gnosticism down throug

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    Free read What Is Gnosticism? Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King Karen L. King ´ 4 characters Very academic Very very academic Yet at the same time helped me understand that the popular presentations of gnosticism and some of the reasons I became attracted to ittend to be by people with agendas having little to do with the actual historic records Gnosticism doesn't redeem Christianity but it doesn't refute it either But I'll tell you Christianity is not the tidy little bundle we were all handed to put in the m

  4. says: Karen L. King ´ 4 characters Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King

    Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King Karen L. King ´ 4 characters Despite the seemingly simplistic title this is not exactly a primer on the subject but it does serve as a useful introduction nevertheless King essentially spends the book denoting the trouble with defining the term gnost

  5. says: Free read What Is Gnosticism? (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King Karen L. King ´ 4 characters

    Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King Despite the title Karen King does not set out to define Gnosticism Instead her purpose is to consider the ways in which the early C

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    Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King Karen L. King ´ 4 characters Karen King has with this opus dealt a death blow to historic takes on the gnostic heresy Thanks in large part to the Nag Hammadi find over seven decades ago the models of gnostic belief and genealogy developed over the past 1700 years have to be discarded They have developed from the anti heresy campaigns of several church fathers and have

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    Karen L. King ´ 4 characters Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King A good review of what scholars have debated in terms of the religious climate of the first couple centuries of the common era It does a great job of pointing out the ways that the language of heresy and orthodoxy color our understanding of the texts that we call gnostic In some ways it has to open up the uestion of what it is that we call c

  8. says: (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King

    (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King Karen L. King ´ 4 characters Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King This book presents a history of scholarship on Gnosticism It is a critiue of the major trends is scholarship and not an introduction to the texts or traditions commonly called GnosticIt's a great history critiue of scholarship essential reading for all in the field of ancient Christian traditions It's an essential compli

  9. says: Summary ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Karen L. King (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King

    Free read What Is Gnosticism? (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King Karen L. King ´ 4 characters don't let the number of pages fool you a third of it is bibliography and footnotes haha suckers and the other two thirds is about well what the title pretty much spells out for you literally

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    (What Is Gnosticism?) [E–book] ☆ Karen L. King Well I read the book and can say that I still don't know what Gnosticism is but I sure know what it is not

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  • Hardcover
  • 343
  • What Is Gnosticism?
  • Karen L. King
  • English
  • 11 January 2018
  • 9780674010710