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The Forbidden Religion
by Jose M. Herrou Aragon
Gnosis means knowledge. But we are not referring to just any knowledge. Gnosis is knowledge which produces a great transformation in those who receive it...
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...
Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism
by Richard Smoley
The success of books such as Elaine Pagels's Gnostic Gospels and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code proves beyond a doubt that there is a tremendous thirst today for finding the hidden truths of Christianity ?..
The Gnostic Bible: Revised and Expanded Edition
Gnosticism was a wide-ranging religious movement of the first millennium CE?with earlier antecedents and later flourishings?whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience...
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...
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?..
Ancient Gnosticism: Traditions And Literature
by Birger A. Pearson
Even as public interest is attracted to this esoteric religion, Escholars have debated its origins, its relationship to Judaism and Christianity, and even whether one distinctive and separate Gnostic "religion" ever existed...