First Century Gnosticism: Its Origin and Motifs

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Brill Archive, 1967 - Gnosticism - 214 pages
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Contents

Major Types of Gnosticism
6
E The Relationship of Gnosticism to Early Christianity
15
The Greek Cultural Setting
34
Judaism
43
Philonic Thought as a Source of Gnosticism
57
Esoteric Judaism
74
B The Philosophic Reinterpretation
105
The Syrian Setting of Gnosticism
128
Scholars who Express Agreement with Ireneus
145
B The Syrian Written Sources
152
Concluding Statements
164
The Nag Hammadi Library
173
Concluding note
188
Bibliography
202
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