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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There are battles between light and darkness, fucked up attempts and creation, a God who doesn’t give a shit about what happens, the blind crazy god one normally thinks of as the creator of our world gnostif one thinks of gnostic world creation, a poor female named Sophia who just creates everything out of a fucked up attempt at emulating the original creator, a God thrown into the darkness and trapped in our world now covered in all of the muck and filth of non-pure being, and lots more little tales some of these are from the same story, some from different ones, there are lots of them.
The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity by Hans Jonas
Living with the Gods. Jonas’ writings were very influential in different spheres. In Gnosticism, original sin is non-existent, the God of Eden being the deceiving and jealous Demiurge, the serpent but one of the manifestations of this Jesus incarnate who braves the dangers of the Archons hanx their darkness in an effort to make man aware of the Alien God; an entity unknown and unknowable despite the fact his divinity, existent in the pneuma of every man and woman, is the path to salvation by way of a post-cosmic reunion of the pneuma with the infinite Divine Light.
No modern writer that I deligion aware of has jonnas This was written before the Egyptian discovery of all those gnostic texts. Buona visione generale e introduzione sullo Gnosticismo. Jonas aimed for an even mix of the Iranian and Syrian-Egyptian types in the six principal systems he examines, even including a pagan gnostic belief in the Poimandres of Hermes Trismegistus.
Inspired by Your Browsing History. Readers who do enjoy this book will also enjoy Couliano’s ‘Tree of Gnosis,’ although that work only utilizes Gnosticism as a way to propagate a new methodology on the history of ideas. The fact that Nag Hammadi is as of yet unaccounted for here is compensated by including more info from the Mandeans, which is annoying to a casual reader seeking general knowledge, but awesome for a reader already versed in more common information.
I have read every book in English on Gnosticism. Joas likes jumping different ‘religions’ sects? Selected pages Title Page. Continental philosophy Lebensphilosophie . Highly informative and eloquently written.
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Readable, eminently understandablewhich is the real jojas, considering the baroque nature of some of the source material. Hans Jonas Limited preview – Hanw Wisdom of King Solomon.
Retrieved from ” https: Buy the selected items together This item: Also if I waited a week later every other douchebag I mean serious reader, will also be once again engrossed in Gnostic-esque books and I’d look like a bandwagon jumper. I highly recommend it if you want to know th A lot of books about the Gnostics talk about how they were suppressed by the mainstream Christian church, were an influence on church beliefs, acted as a catalyst to force the church to define its beliefs when it rejected the Gnostic beliefs or goes over the history of the discovery of hidden texts.
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It’s a weak point that Rudolph’ s super-detailed book, being more recent, doesn’t have.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. The enthusiasm of a Hans Jonas hold the readers attention. We are experiencing technical difficulties. The Imperative of Responsibility GermanEnglish centers on social and ethical problems created by technology. The recollection of his own alienness, the recognition of his place of exile for what it is, is the first step back; the awakened homesickness is the reliigion of the return.
Though dense and somewhat rigidly academic in structure and approach, the text is a valuable asset to any student of Gnosticism. Nihil rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. From there he moved in to New York Citywhere he was to live for the rest of his life. Having just had a friend, a reader totally unschooled in early church history, read it rellgion like it, I confidently recommend it to anyone even mildly interested in religion in the ancient world as it gnoxtic to modern Christianity and philosophy.
He was sent to Italyand in the last hwns of the war moved into Germany. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The Nature and History of Gnosticism.
The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity
Brown’s workand that the real nuances and differences gnosic these different views of the world are pretty interesting. Given the prominence of Gnostic studies – a field which Jonas had done much to advance – Jonas took the opportunity in his Third Edition to tell of the connections between his own intellectual history and his interest in Gnosticism.
Heidegger joined the Nazi Party inwhich may have disturbed Jonas, as he was Jewish and an active Zionist. Leon Sandler rated it it was amazing Mar 24, 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 the 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.
A lot of books rekigion the Gnostics talk about how they jonxs suppressed by the mainstream Christian church, were an influence on church beliefs, acted as a catalyst to force the church to define its beliefs when it rejected the Gnostic beliefs or goes over the history of the discovery of hidden texts.
Read it Forward Read it first. Trained under Martin Heidegger, Jonas draws parallels between Gnosticism and existentialism. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Virtue and the Soul in Greek and Gnostic Teaching. Though outdated by today’s standards, Hans Jonas has 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. Though dense and somewhat rigidly academic in structure and approach, the text is a valuable asset to any student of Gnosticism.
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Introducing the first edition, inJonas tells very much an academic story, grounded in scholarly research about the myths and symbolisms of human origins – especially about the competition between those Christian myths and symbols which had become dominant, and the Gnostic myths and symbols which once competed with those of Christian orthodoxy.
So is it still worth reading? The Imperative of Responsibility: