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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Rev. Joe: The Gnostic Discoveries: The Impact of the Nag Hammadi Library

I have discussed gnosticism in the past and this basically provides a decent summary of the standard material. A lot of the scriptures remain to me rather esoteric and hard to slough thru though some of the ideas are attractive (especially focus on wisdom and self-knowledge, not Jesus as a sort of animal sacrifice). Book does helpfully touch upon how some of the basic concepts here went back to the days before Jesus including Plato and different myths.

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