Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism

Front Cover
University of Pennsylvania Press, Feb 19, 2014 - Religion - 321 pages

Apocalypse of the Alien God shows that the fundamental break between the Platonic tradition and Judeo-Christianity began when the mystic Plotinus rejected the teachings of the Sethians, an influential group of Gnostics who operated at the intersection of Hellenic, Jewish, and Christian thought.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

culture Wars
8
Plotinus Against His Gnostic Friends
32
other Ways of Writing
48
the Descent
77
the Ascent
95
the crown
112
Between Judaism christianity and neoplatonism
140
Reading Porphyry on the Gnostic Heretics and their Apocalypses
161
notes
165
Bibliography
250
index Acknowledgments 32
303
112
304
303
306
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2014)

Dylan M. Burns is Research Associate at Leipzig University.

Bibliographic information