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By Michael Jones

ISBN-10: 1500831948

ISBN-13: 9781500831943

How did Gnosticism start and the way can it profit us this present day? Michael Jones exhibits that the roots of Christian Gnostic notion and perform are deeply embedded in Jewish mysticism. He has additionally made wide use of the Bible and has attempted to illustrate that the Jewish and Christian Scriptures are filled choked with Gnostic recommendations. There also are a few references to apocryphal Jewish literature and to the so-called Gnostic gospels and different Gnostic literature.

Christian Gnosticism particularly got here into its personal within the moment century advert, yet we will hint its roots again during the apostles and Jesus himself, or even the Hebrew prophets, who longed for a extra direct adventure in their God. it really is mostly the biblical interval which this e-book bargains with. Michael says: “I have continuously been interested by the Bible and it really is actually inspiring to determine how a few of the biblical authors reply to the assumption of direct wisdom of God. briefly, you may say that they let us know to do all we will to pay money for it, for with out it existence has no that means or value.”

Part One: learning Your larger Self appears to be like normally at Jewish mystical notion and the way it used to be later constructed. the idea that of the Logos-Sophia, the female and male elements of the divine, is brought. after we comprehend the Logos-Sophia, the be aware and knowledge of God, as our larger self, then we have now begun at the Gnostic path.

Part : studying From the trainer of Gnosis introduces us to the lessons of Jesus. Jesus taught a completely Gnostic gospel, that can nonetheless transform our lives through filling us with the Spirit; the lacking point which Christ got here to impart.

Part 3: getting into the non secular Temple indicates us how the unique disciples, who grew to become the Jerusalem apostles, replied to the Gnostic gospel after Jesus had left them.

Part 4: the key of the Gnostic Gospel seems to be on the rigidity within the early church among the apostle Paul’s model of the gospel and that of the Jewish-Christian flow, which was once led by means of the Jerusalem apostles James, Peter and John. This rigidity was once resolved by way of later Gnostic Christians who retained the easiest points of either approaches.

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