The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity (BOK)

David Brakke

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This book offers an illuminating discussion of recent scholarly debates over the concept of 'Gnosticism' and the nature of early Christian diversity. Acknowledging that the category 'Gnosticism' is flawed and must be reformed, David Brakke argues for a more careful approach to gathering evidence for the ancient Christian movement known as the Gnostic school of thought. Rather than depicting the Gnostics as heretics or as the losers in the fight to define Christianity, Brakke argues that the Gnostics participated in an ongoing reinvention of Christianity, in which other Christians not only rejected their ideas but also adapted and transformed them.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter David Brakke
ISBN 9780674066038
Antall sider 164 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 1cm
Vekt 227 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Christianity, Gnosticism, History of religion, Ancient religions & mythologies