The gnostic religion: the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity / Hans Jonas.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and. Hans Jonas. · Rating details · ratings · 14 reviews. The Gnostic Religion was the 1st decent introduction to gnosticism for the modern world & is still of. Praise. “Using the few sources available to him with penetrating insight, Jonas reconstructed the Gnostic worldview The Gnostic Religion remains, even today.
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Readable, eminently understandablewhich is the real miracle, considering the baroque nature of some of the source material. They finally married in Gnostic Imagery and Symbolic Language.
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Views Read Edit View history. Paperbackpages. Jonas provides a broad sweep of the conditions at the time Gnosticism developed at the beginning of hqns Christian era. Jonas sketches a narrative of this interest in his introductions to successive editions of the book.
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The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity
Selected pages Title Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Imperative of Responsibility GermanEnglish centers on social and ethical problems created by technology. His academic studies under Heidegger had sharpened Jonas’s perception for the thought-world of Late Antiquity, which Jonas presents as one marked by a deep rift between self and world, world and God, and G A masterwork on Gnosticism by one of the great German philosophers of the twentieth century.
East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Then, as now, the terror and dread that bears down upon the naked soul gnositc belief in the unity of man with nature—a unity that is grounded in the infinite—is shattered by the ever-anew anxieties of the unsettled and unsettling presentrekigion now in which neither guilt nor hope can dampen the flames of an existence that appears alone and isolated, will cause the afflicted to seek gnostjc inward, away from the cold and unfathomable world.
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His academic studies under Heidegger had sharpened Jonas’s perception for the thought-world of Late Antiquity, which Jonas presents konas one marked by a deep rift between self and world, world and God, and God and self.
In he left for Canadateaching at Carleton University. Good general vision and introduction to Gnositicism. This wonderful book is a keeper, a tome I will be dipping into and refreshing myself with over time—for without embracing their eschatology, I can’t but agree with the central Gnostic premise: University of Missouri Press.
The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity by Hans Jonas
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Instead he asserts ‘The gnostic movement – such as we must call it – gnstic a widespread phenomena in the critical centuries indicated, feeding like Christianity on the impulses of a widely prevalent human situation, and therefore erupting in many places, many forms, and many languages.
Trained under Martin Heidegger, Jonas draws parallels between Gnosticism and existentialism. It’s the book about Gnosticism. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
The final chapters compare Gnostic virtues—in libertinism and a more prevalent asceticism— against those of classical Greece and Christianity, explore the minimal amounts of the Nag Hammadi discovery then available a complete tome of Gnostic writings in Coptic which was only partially translated at the time of the printing of Jonas’ revised second editionand conclude with an epilogue comparing Gnosticism with Existentialism—focussing on Heidegger’s early work in Being and Time —that is worth the price of the book alone.
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