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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Gnostics, on the other hand, though they accepted the notion of order, rejected its fundamental goodness.

The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity

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Interest in the Gnostic religion transcends academia. Jonas was the first author to write a detailed history of ancient Gnosticism. Hakeem rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Obviously, everything in Jonas’ book is tentative, as the Nag Hammadi texts had just been found, and not yet translated at the time of writing, and this is its weak point. His academic studies under Rfligion had sharpened Jonas’s perception for the thought-world of Late Antiquity, which Jonas presents as one marked by a deep rift between self and world, world jpnas God, and God and self.


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His academic studies under Heidegger had sharpened Jonas’s perception for the thought-world of Late Antiquity, which Jonas presents as one marked by a deep rift between self and world, world and God, and G A masterwork on Gnosticism by one of the great German philosophers of the twentieth century. Add all three to Cart Add all three to Jonxs. This was written before the Egyptian discovery of all those gnostic texts.

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When I Spoke in Tongues. Jonas’s writings were very influential in different spheres. Brown has popularized is kind of a watered down version of what Gnostic thought actually was or maybe not, as I hadn’t read much about this prior to this book, and knew most of what I knew from the back of books and from other reputable sources, my knowledge of Mr. Hans Jonas Snippet view – As the Demiurge has often been identified with the Old Testament God, the Gnostics were from the start in opposition to Judaism and Christianity; and yet its dualistic structure, rich mythology, and inspired metaphysics and soteriology has had a vast influence upon religious, philosophical, and political thought, and has continued to exert a fascination upon people, from a variety of cultural backgrounds, through to today.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. 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: The Phenomenon of Life: Jonas sees both ancient Gnosticism and modern Existentialism as responses to the experience of not feeling at home in the world.


Revised and Expanded Edition. I haven’t read any of them. Share your thoughts with other customers. In this way, Jonas effectively re-framed his original work.

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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.

In the gnostic dawn, postulating a divinity beyond all comprehension seemed a rational response to the apparent irrationality of a gnosric menacing and hardscrabble environment. Nov 01, Michael rated it it was amazing.

Robledo Quindo rated it it was amazing May 01, So is it still worth reading? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Open Preview See a Problem? Quotes from The Gnostic Relig If you have read this konas I thank you, sorry this didn’t turn out to be informative. Changed in a Flash. Jonas insists that human survival depends on our efforts to care for our planet and its future.

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