A Dictionary of Gnosticism

Written By Andrew Phillip Smith
A Dictionary of Gnosticism
  • Publsiher : Quest Books
  • Release : 17 March 2014
  • ISBN : 0835630978
  • Pages : 296 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled A Dictionary of Gnosticism written by Andrew Phillip Smith which was release on 17 March 2014, this book published by Quest Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A Dictionary of Gnosticism is a scholarly yet accessible guide that covers the people, mythology, movements, scripture, and technical terms related to this pre-Christian Western religion. It contains nearly 1700 entries, from Aachiaram, an angel in the 'Secret Book of John to Zostrianos', a third-century Gnostic text, and is a reliable reference for the Nag Hammadi library and other Gnostic texts. An introduction explains who the Gnostics were and provides a whirlwind tour through the history of this captivating movement.

A Dictionary of Gnosticism

A Dictionary of Gnosticism
  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release Date : 2014-03-17
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : A Dictionary of Gnosticism is a scholarly yet accessible guide that covers the people, mythology, movements, scripture, and technical terms related to this pre-Christian Western religion. It contains nearly 1700 entries, from Aachiaram, an angel in the 'Secret Book of John to Zostrianos', a third-century Gnostic text, and is a reliable ...

The Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics
  • Author : Andrew Philip Smith
  • Publisher : Duncan Baird Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : Gnosticism has travelled a fascinating path, from the Manichaeans in Persia between the 3rd and 7th centuries, to the triumphs and tragedies of the Cathars in southern Europe between the 12th and 14th centuries, to, finally, today's Mandaeans in Iraq. However the revival of Gnosticism extends further than these sects, ...

The Gnostics

The Gnostics
  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Total pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : According to the ancient Gnostics—the early Christians who wrote such controversial texts as the recently discovered Gospel of Judas—we are all capable of gnosis, or direct knowledge of the true reality that lies behind the material world. Andrew Phillip Smith, author of respected works on the lost sayings ...

The Lost Teachings of the Cathars

The Lost Teachings of the Cathars
  • Author : Andrew Philip Smith
  • Publisher : Duncan Baird Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : Centuries after their brutal slaughter by the northern French forces and their suppression by the inquisition, the Cathars continue to exert a powerful influence on both popular culture and spiritual seekers. But what did they really believe and practise? Tourists flock to the Languedoc to visit 'Cathar Country', yet few ...

The Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics
  • Author : Andrew Philip Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09-22
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : Andrew Phillip Smith is editor of The Gnostic and the author of several books on Gnosticism, esotericism and early Christianity, including the first ever dictionary of Gnosticism. He has also written for New Dawn, Fortean Times and the Guardian...

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics
  • Author : Andrew Philip Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09-22
  • Total pages : 348
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : Andrew Phillip Smith is editor of The Gnostic and the author of several books on Gnosticism, esotericism and early Christianity, including the first ever dictionary of Gnosticism. He has also written for New Dawn, Fortean Times and the Guardian...

Dictionary of Gnosis Western Esotericism I

Dictionary of Gnosis   Western Esotericism  I
  • Author : Wouter J. Hanegraaff,Antoine Faivre,R. van den Broek,Jean-Pierre Brach
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 1228
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : Now available in one volume, this is the first comprehensive reference work to cover the entire domain of Gnosis and Western Esotericism from the period of Late Antiquity to the present. Containing around 400 articles by over 180 international specialists, it provides critical overviews discussing the nature and historical development of all ...

Dictionary of Gnosis Western Esotericism A

Dictionary of Gnosis   Western Esotericism  A
  • Author : Wouter J. Hanegraaff,Antoine Faivre,R. van den Broek,Jean-Pierre Brach
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 1228
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : Covers every aspect of pagan, Jewish, and Christian religious discourses and phenomena traditionally labeled gnosticism, hermeticism, astrology, magic, the "occult sciences," esoteric religion, and more. Contains articles about the life and work of all the major personalities in the history of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, discussing their ideas, significance, and ...

The Baker Compact Dictionary of Biblical Studies

The Baker Compact Dictionary of Biblical Studies
  • Author : Tremper III Longman,Mark L. Strauss
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : When it comes to the realm of biblical studies, students of the Bible are often overwhelmed, both with the sheer volume of information and with all of the unfamiliar terms, concepts, and topics. Like any other field of study, the serious study of the Bible has developed a specialized vocabulary. ...

The Lost Teachings of the Cathars

The Lost Teachings of the Cathars
  • Author : Andrew Philip Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09-22
  • Total pages : 454
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : Andrew Phillip Smith is editor of The Gnostic and the author of several books on Gnosticism, esotericism and early Christianity, including the first ever dictionary of Gnosticism. He has also written for New Dawn, Fortean Times and the Guardian...

The Secret History of the Gnostics

The Secret History of the Gnostics
  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : The Secret History of the Gnostics offers long-awaited illumination on the mystical movement that teaches 'gnosis' - knowledge of God as opposed to unquestioning faith. Acclaimed author Andrew Phillip Smith delves into the myths and practices of this ancient movement, exploring its popularity during 2nd century AD, its subsequent decline ...

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy
  • Author : Jordan Stratford,Jeffrey S Kupperman
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release Date : 2014-08-22
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : From Arabic al-kimia (of Egypt) and old Egyptian keme (black, fertile soil), alchemy is the ancient science of elements and interactions in both the natural and the spiritual realms. Spanning 2,500 years and informed by Hermetic and Neoplatonist influences, it has been practiced in the classical Greco-Roman world, medieval Europe and ...

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics

John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics
  • Author : Andrew Philip Smith
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : Are there still Gnostics and can their roots be chased back to John the Baptist? Among the casualties of the western intervention in Iraq and the recent activities of ISIS are the Mandeans of Southern Iraq. These peace-loving people are now fleeing to the west . They are the last Gnostics, ...

A Dictionary of the Jewish Christian Dialogue

A Dictionary of the Jewish Christian Dialogue
  • Author : Leon Klenicki,Geoffrey Wigoder
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : "This is an invaluable aid in helping readers become better acquainted with key issues involved in the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. It brings together significant discussions of major theological and religious topics that are an integral part of the faith dialogue between Jews and Christians." "Each topic is treated ...

A Dictionary of Christian Biography Literature Sects and Doctrines A D

A Dictionary of Christian Biography  Literature  Sects and Doctrines  A D
  • Author : William Smith,Henry Wace
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1877
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0835630978
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Summary : Download or read online A Dictionary of Christian Biography Literature Sects and Doctrines A D written by William Smith,Henry Wace, published by which was released on 1877. Get A Dictionary of Christian Biography Literature Sects and Doctrines A D Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....