Buy The Gnostic Religion 3rd ed. by Hans Jonas (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 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 was a German-born American Jewish philosopher, from to the Alvin For example, The Gnostic Religion, based on his early research on the Gnosis and first published in , was for many years the standard work in.

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Get to Know Us. Chandra rated it really liked it Aug 17, I don’t know what I was talking about. Jan 30, Jason Ross rated it really liked it. Get to Know Us. By study of Gnosticism had gnosgic even more significantly, as Jonas reported, “It is now difficult to define which field, which particular section of scholarship, is the true home of research in Gnosticism.

A masterwork on Gnosticism by one of the great German philosophers of the twentieth century. Please try again later.

They do all that but don’t really cover what the Gnostics believed. Write a customer review. Though outdated by today’s standards, Hans Jonas hns written a wonderful and insightful study into Gnosticism’s foundational teachings, the faith’s context within the Greco-Roman world of late antiquity, and it’s modern relevancies. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Kripal and Elizabeth G. Gnosticism is actually a product of synceticsm [so ] each of these theories can be supported from the sources and none of them is satisfactory alone; but neither is gnotsic combination of all of them [supportable] which would make Gnosticism out to mere a mere mosaic of these elements and so miss its autonomous essence.

Retrieved from ” https: Good general vision and introduction to Gnositicism. This book goes to show how certain Greek ideas run through all of the different attempts at metaphysics of the time on metaphysics, couldn’t New Age people have not picked up this word and tried to make it their own. One person found this helpful. Then it was mentioned again recently in another book I’m reading, so I thought to look it up in the school library, and behold it was there.

Philosophy does have the fucking squatter rights on the term since it’s the jonsa of one of Aristotle’s books from years ago and all.

Refresh and try again. It’s a weak point that Rudolph’ s super-detailed book, being more recent, doesn’t have. Jan 16, Pages. Jonas’s career is generally divided into three periods defined by the three works just mentioned, but in reverse order: Views Read Edit View history.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Selected Correspondence, religuon, University of Missouri Press,p. Interest in the Gnostic religion transcends academia. The Nature and History of Gnosticism Paperback. Reading Jonas is always a pleasure; the way he divides and presents the field is still useful, despite the many discoveries that have occurred since book’s publication. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Jonas writes with authority, passion, and precision about this long-forgotten religion” — The New Yorker. The existentialist bent–Jonas a student of Martin Heidegger–makes an interesting contrast to Pagel’s more orthodox view of gnostic religion as theistic.

What I like about these stories are they are serious attempts at trying to give some kind of meaning to the darkness of the world. It’s interesting especially in light of my pop-knowledge of the subject, and realizing that the stuff that Mr.