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What is Gnosticism?

責任表示 Karen L. King
データ種別 図書
paperback ed.
出版者 Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
出版年 2005
本文言語 英語
大きさ xii, 343 p. ; 24 cm
概要 A distinctive Christian heresy? A competitor of burgeoning Christianity? A pre-Christian folk religion traceable to "Oriental syncretism"? How do we account for the disparate ideas, writings, and prac...ices that have been placed under the Gnostic rubric? To do so, Karen King says, we must first disentangle modern historiography from the Christian discourse of orthodoxy and heresy that has pervaded--and distorted--the story. Exciting discoveries of previously unknown ancient writings--especially the forty-six texts found at Nag Hammadi in 1945--are challenging historians of religion to rethink not only what we mean by Gnosticism but also the standard account of Christian origins. The Gospel of Mary and The Secret Book of John, for example, illustrate the variety of early Christianities and are witness to the struggle of Christians to craft an identity in the midst of the culturally pluralistic Roman Empire. King shows how historians have been misled by ancient Christian polemicists who attacked Gnostic beliefs as a "dark double" against which the new faith could define itself. Having identified past distortions, she is able to offer a new and clarifying definition of Gnosticism. Her book is thus both a thorough and innovative introduction to the twentieth-century study of Gnosticism and a revealing exploration of the concept of heresy as a tool in forming religious identity. 続きを見る

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中央図 自動書庫 005212005000848 哲学/321/421 2005

書誌詳細

一般注記 Includes index
著者標目 *King, Karen L.
件 名 LCSH:Gnosticism
LCSH:Gnosticism -- History  全ての件名で検索
LCSH:Gnosticism
分 類 LCC:BT1390
DC21:299/.932
書誌ID 1001293594
ISBN 0674017625
NCID BA72080202
巻冊次 ISBN:0674017625
登録日 2009.09.18
更新日 2009.09.18

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