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Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing
by Stephan A Hoeller
Gnosticism developed alongside Judeo-Christianity over two thousand years ago, but with an important difference: It emphasizes, not faith, but direct perception of God - Gnosticism being derived from the Greek word gnosis, meaning "knowledge." Given the controversial premise that one can know God directly, the history of Gnosticism is an unfolding drama of passion, political intrigue, martyrdom, and mystery...
The Essence of the Gnostics
by Bernard Simon
Long before there was a system of belief called Gnosticism there were those who reached for a special intimate knowledge of God and His mysterious ways...
The Gnostic Gospels
by Elaine Pagels
Gnosticism's Christian form grew to prominence in the 2nd century A.D. Ultimately denounced as heretical by the early church, Gnosticism proposed a revealed knowledge of God ("gnosis" meaning "knowledge" in Greek), held as a secret tradition of the apostles...
Gnosticism: An Introduction (Illustrated)
by George R. S. Mead
-Includes numerous illustrations which reproduce key Gnostic artworksGeorge Robert Stowe Mead was one of the most distinguished scholars ever to study the texts and history of Gnosticism...
Living Gnosticism: An Ancient Way of Knowing
by Jordan Stratford
Twenty-two centuries ago in Alexandria, a sect of philosopher-poets fashioned a myth the strands of which weave through Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Greek philosophy, and inspired the legends of the Holy Grail...
What Is Gnosticism?
by Karen L. King
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 practices that have been placed under the Gnostic rubric?..