Gnosis, the Mysteries and Christianity: An Anthology of Essene, Gnostic and Christian Writings
Andrew J. Welburn
Floris Books, 1994 - Religion - 348 pages
Modern Christianity has been subjected to many re-interpretations which aim to remove the elements of mythology and to de-mystify its traditions. But there is also a parallel development in which a strong current of renewal finds inspiration from the spirit and essential character of the early Churches.
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