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. · Rating details · ratings · 14 reviews. The Gnostic Religion was the 1st decent introduction to gnosticism for the modern world & is still of. Praise. “Using the few sources available to him with penetrating insight, Jonas reconstructed the Gnostic worldview The Gnostic Religion remains, even today.

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With the increasing interest in this subject in recent years, the origins of gnosticism make the book a great addition to any library. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Jonas’s career is generally divided into three periods defined by the three works just mentioned, but in reverse order: Return to Book Page.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. While The Imperative of Responsibility has been credited with catalyzing the environmental movement in Germany, his work The Phenomenon of Life forms the philosophical undergirding of one major school of bioethics in America. Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience. 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 hanz competition between those Christian myths and symbols which had become dominant, and the Gnostic myths and symbols which once competed with those of Christian geligion.


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Jonas concludes by noting that the beginning and end hanw paradox n is the unknown God himself who is unknowable on principle because the other is totally unknown and is other to everything that is know, and yet is somehow the object of a knowledge and asks to be know.

His writing on the history of Gnosticism revisits terrain covered by earlier standard works on the subject such as Ernesto Buonaiuti ‘s Lo gnosticismo: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Jonas was the first author to write a detailed history of ancient Gnosticism.

Liz TheoharisThe Reverend Gnosgic. What could overcome this schism, according to the elect, was gnosis, a Greek word meaning “knowledge”. This wonderful book is a keeper, a tome I will be dipping into and refreshing myself with over time—for without embracing their eschatology, I can’t but agree with the central Gnostic premise: Brown’s workand that the real nuances and differences between these different views of the world are pretty interesting.

In this time he wrote several letters to Lore about philosophy, in particular philosophy of biology, that would form the basis of his later publications on the subject.


Jonas devoted decades to the study thf this fascinating phenomenon, and he presents his key findings here in a more accessible style than in his early, two-volume study, “Gnosis und religuon Geist”.

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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.

In Search of Ethics for the Technological Age. No modern writer that I am aware of has brought He formulated a new and distinctive supreme principle of morality: Thus, he kept his promise that he would return only as a soldier in the victorious army. In this powerful, illuminating work, Jonas traces the directions of classical western thought in the centuries prior to the birth of Christ, a period in which Greek-centred Hellenism spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern world, working its way into the cultural and belief systems that had preceded it as Greek itself became the language of choice for serious discourse.