The buzz in religious studies these last few days is the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, which paints Judas as Jesus' collaborator rather than his betrayer. This document isn't exactly new as scholars knew about it since the 1970s but it mysteriously disappeared only to resurface recently. The National Geographic Society announced it on Thurs (Apr 6) along with 2 new … [Read more...]
Gnosticism & Christian Heresies
Gnosticism was considered a heretical form of early Christianity that developed during the 1st and 2nd centuries CE. Until 1945, most of what scholars knew about Gnosticism came from the passionate debates and condemnations from the Early Church Fathers (aka the opponents of Gnostic theologians). In 1945, a large collection of manuscripts - including the Gospel of Thomas - now known as the Nag Hammadi corpus was found. Read articles about Gnosticism below.
In my travelling on the Net,I came across the website that has "Gnostic Catechism" in it. It is very interesting and unorthodox site and as I was directed there through my study(amateur)of Carl Jung "teachings" I enjoyed it. I recommend that you yourself enter it so you have a better idea how to answer my question. The author of this "catechism of Gnosticism"claims a … [Read more...]
The modern term "Gnosticism" refers to a collection of ideas that arose during the early stages of Christianity. These ideas presented a way of salvation that dealt with the other-worldly and contained a transcendent conception of God. They also maintained a radical dualism of the realms of being - such as God and the world, spirit and matter, soul and body, light and … [Read more...]