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Studies in New Testament & Gnosticism
George W. MacRae
by Health Policy Advisory Center
Written in English
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Gnosticism, Docetism, and the Judaisms of the First Century: The Search for the Wider Context of the Johannine Literature and Why It Matters Volume of The Library of New Testament Studies: Author: Urban C. von Wahlde: Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, ISBN: , Length: pages: Subjects. Images of the Feminine in Gnosticism (Studies in Antiquity and Christianity) [King, Karen L.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Images of the Feminine in Gnosticism (Studies in Antiquity and Christianity)Cited by:
George W. MacRae, SJ () was an internationally known scholar in the field of New Testament studies. He received his doctorate from Cambridge University in New Testament studies, taught New Testament at Weston School of Theology and was Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic Studies at Harvard University, where he was serving as acting dean of the theology faculty . George W. MacRae, "Gnosticism and New Testament Studies," Bible Today 38 (): George W. MacRae, "The Jewish Background of the Gnostic Sophia Myth," Novum Testamentum 12 (): George W. MacRae, Studies in the New Testament and Gnosticism. Selected & edited by Daniel J. Harrington & Stanley B. Marrow. Good News Studies
I’m looking for scholarly books on Gnosticism. I am trying to avoid the ascetic new age crowd by looking at Gnosticism in its historical context. I know that Gnosticism is a very broad term that encompasses many different variations of belief. I’m pretty familiar with Greek philosophy and by extension Neoplatonism. I find it very interesting. Explore biblical theology with monographs from a diversity of experts. The Studies in Biblical Theology series includes a wealth of resources to help you understand the development of various doctrines, concepts, and terminology across the Old and New Testaments. Investigate the characteristics of worship in the early church with studies on its liturgy and sacraments.
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George W. MacRae, S.J. () was an internationally known scholar in the filed of New Testament studies. He received his doctorate from Cambridge University in New Testament studies, taught New Testament at Weston School of Theology and was Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic Studies at Harvard University, where he was serving as acting dean of the theology faculty at the time Author: George W.
MacRae. Gnosticism and the New Testament are two of my favorite subjects, and I'm glad this book was written. The writer does a good job of providing an overview of what is surely a broad subject.
My favorite scholar of early Christian Gnosticism is Margaret Barker, and Pheme Perkins is not as exhaustive in the presentation of the ancient sacred Cited by: Ideal for use in courses in Early Christianity/Origins of Christianity, Christianity toGnostic Gospels, Gnosticism, Early Christian Writings, Orthodoxy and Heresy, and New Testament Studies, Introduction to "Gnosticism" is enhanced by numerous pedagogical features, including images of the manuscripts, study and discussion questions Cited by: 4.
Some Gnostic groups had a ritual in which new members were baptized saying: "In the name of the Father unknown to all, in the Truth, Mother of All, in the One who came down upon Jesus, in the union, redemption and communion of powers." Sexual expression seems to have been suppressed in some Gnostic groups; members were expected to remain celibate.
The first version of the New Testament reflected the Gnostic analysis, consisting largely of Paul’s letters (favorites of Gnostics and orthodox Christians). It was compiled around A.D. by Marcion, son of a Christian bishop in Sinope, part of the kingdom of Pontus on the Black Sea. F. Baur argued that Hegel's speculation was "a sophisticated modern version of the early gnostic heresies" (82), and C.
Jung wrote the "Seven Sermons to the Dead" in the persona of the great gnostic teacher Basilides. Surely it says something about the gnostic phenomenon that it can be related to two such different thinkers.
issued by the Institute for Gnostic Studies. We hope you will find the Gnostic Handbook edifying as well as enjoyable reading. Introduction. The Gnostic Handbook Page 5.
Algebra, Gnosis and Religion. name(s) of God in the Old Testament there is a real quandary, there are many namesFile Size: KB. Perhaps it comes as no surprise, then, that the average person hasn't heard much about gnosticism, any more than they've heard of or read texts like the Secret Revelation of John, Gospel of Thomas, or more than fifty other texts found at Nag Hammadi in Rather than being read alongside New Testament texts, which belong to the same historical period, they are relegated to the sidelines in.
Gnosticism was controversial inwhen this book was published, and it still is. The controversy shows itself in and impacts on religion as well as on historical scholarship.
Religiously, some strands in liberal, feminist, and post-Constantinian Christianity have seen Gnosticism as a potential source of new, or recovered, insights, lost to mainstream Christianity since the fourth century.3/5(1). Since Gnosticism lacked a common authority, it encompassed a variety of beliefs.
Central to many, if not most, were: 1. a cosmic dualism between spirit and matter, good and evil; 2. a distinction between a finite Old Testament God, Yahweh, who was equated with Plato’s Demiurge or Craftsman, and the transcendent God of the New Testament;File Size: 11KB. The Nag Hammadi library (also known as the "Chenoboskion Manuscripts" and the "Gnostic Gospels") is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in Thirteen leather-bound papyrus codices buried in a sealed jar were found by a local farmer named Muhammed al-Samman.
The writings in these codices comprise 52 mostly Gnostic. Exploring the origins of the New Testament canon and other biblical and theological issues. Five Myths About the Ancient Heresy of Gnosticism.
Decem In the world of biblical studies, at least among some critical scholars, Gnosticism has been the darling for sometime now. the Coptic Gnostic texts from Nag Hammadi Others, however, have weighed the evidence and found it wanting 4.
The New Testament Over the last seventy years or so, three main positions have been taken up on the question of Gnosticism and the New Testament, and we deal with them in turn.
This book highlights the diversity of perspective within this genre, bringing together New Testament, 'gnostic' and (proto-)orthodox texts. Yet each text is based on the premise that it contains new or clarified teaching from the risen or glorified Lord, often in the form of a final revelation concerned with the disciples' eschatological salvation.
Marcion was the author of a book called the Anthitheses, which contrasted the Old Testament with the New Testament. He also drew up a canon of Scripture, which contained only one gospel, namely, Luke in a mutilated state, and ten Epistles of Paul.
The Nag Hammadi Library also shed new light on the development of early Alexandrian Christianity and its theology. The book contains six studies which explicitly deal with these topics. This volume is of interest to students of Gnosticism, early Christianity and. Biblical theology --New Testament perspectives on marriage and divorce --Ministry and ministries in the New Testament --The gospel and the church --Nag Hammadi and the New Testament --The Jewish background of the gnostic Sophia myth --The ego-proclamation in gnostic sources --Prayer and eschatology in gnosticism --Apocalyptic eschatology in gnosticism --Why the church rejected gnosticism.
4: Gnosticism on Creation, Sin, and Salvation. Continuing with the Secret Book, study the text's retelling of the Genesis story, which presents the creation of humanity and the biblical Flood as the work of the false god Ialdaboath, who acts to prevent human beings from knowing their true nature.
in the area of the New Testament and Gnosticism. The present study is a by-product of this work. RUOOLF BULTMANN is unquestionably one of the great theological scholars of the twentieth century. Because of some of his opinions about the New Testament, moreover, he has becomeFile Size: KB.
Gnosticism (from Ancient Greek: γνωστικός gnōstikós, Koine Greek: [ˈkos], "having knowledge") is a collection of ancient religious ideas and systems which originated in the first century AD among early Christian and Jewish sects.
These various groups emphasised personal spiritual knowledge over orthodox teachings, traditions, and ecclesiastical authority. The first is the retirement of Professor Robert Wilson, the leading British authority on the subject of Gnosis and Gnosticism and a foremost international scholar in this field, from the Chair of Biblical Criticism in the University of St.
Andrews and from the Editorship of New Testament Studies in .Gnosticism was a deviationist heresy out of the Church or perhaps out of Judaism. Certainly Paul seems to make use of Gnostic terminology either by way of accommodating his message to the cultural milieu or to refute (1 Cor.
8: 1) those who tried to eliminate the essence of the gospel by incorporating Christ into a Gnostic system.Dr. Pagels gives us another classic in the study of early Christianity, focusing on the most controversial New Testament text, the Book of Revelation.
In her critique of the Book of Revelation, she opens a discussion of the other revelatory texts, the Gnostic texts, that were excluded from the Christian canon.