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The gnostic religion: the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity / Hans Jonas.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and. Hans Jonas. · Rating details · ratings · 14 reviews. The Gnostic Religion was the 1st decent introduction to gnosticism for the modern world & is still of. Praise. “Using the few sources available to him with penetrating insight, Jonas reconstructed the Gnostic worldview The Gnostic Religion remains, even today.

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The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity by Hans Jonas

By study of Gnosticism had shifted even more significantly, as Jonas reported, “It is now difficult to define which field, which particular section of scholarship, is the true home of research in Gnosticism.

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His academic studies under Heidegger had sharpened Jonas’s perception for the thought-world of Late Antiquity, which Jonas presents as one marked by a deep rift between self and world, world and God, and G A masterwork on Gnosticism by one of the great German philosophers of the twentieth century. He was sent to Italyand in the last phase of the war moved into Germany. Not to be confused with Hans Joas. In this way, Jonas effectively re-framed his original work.

He formulated a new and distinctive supreme principle of morality: Books by Hans Jonas. A masterwork on Gnosticism by one of the great German philosophers of the twentieth century. He is truly an alien god. Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience. Caterina Fake rated it it was amazing Apr 21, A Space Odyssey”, for instance, is recognisably a neo-Gnostic text. Write a customer review.

The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity

The overseerer of believers of Dopey Shit, so it will be religiion. Instead he asserts ‘The gnostic movement – such as we must call it – was a widespread phenomena in the critical centuries indicated, feeding like Christianity on the impulses of a widely prevalent human situation, and therefore erupting in many places, many forms, and many languages.


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Jay Forrest rated it really liked it Jan 10, I haven’t read any of them. Given the prominence of Gnostic studies – a field which Jonas had done much to advance – Jonas took the opportunity in his Third Edition to tell of the connections between his own intellectual history and his interest in Gnosticism. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Fascinating genesis story about my coming to read this book aside, Relition going to add another one, because this is about all these different Gnostic views of the world, and they are not a real group of views, but competing attempts at mythologizing the Judeo-Christian, or monotheistic reli This book caught my attention at some point in the past.

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A Feast of the Nectar of the Supreme Vehicle. Please try again later. I hope you at least got a chuckle out of the dick and retard jokes. The stranger who does not know the ways of the foreign land wanders about lost; if he learns its ways too well, he forgets that he is a stranger and gets lost in a different sense by succumbing to the lure of the alien world and becoming estranged to his own origin.

Jonas aimed for an even mix of the Iranian and Syrian-Egyptian types in the six principal systems he examines, even including a pagan gnostic belief in the Poimandres of Hermes Trismegistus.

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His published works include The Gnostic Religion: The existentialist bent–Jonas a student of Martin Heidegger–makes an interesting contrast to Pagel’s more orthodox view of gnostic religion as theistic. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Jamgon Mipham and Asanga.


Read it Forward Read it first. The More of Less. Jonas sketches a narrative of this interest in his introductions to successive editions of the book.

A lot of books about the Gnostics talk about how they were suppressed by the mainstream Christian church, were an influence on church beliefs, acted as a catalyst to force the church to define its beliefs when it rejected the Gnostic beliefs or goes over the history of the discovery of hidden texts.

Jonas’ jonsa were very influential in different spheres. Dec 27, Jared Saltz rated it it was amazing. Holy Sexuality and the Gospel. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Hans Jonas was a distinguished philosopher specializing in political science, theology, and bioethics. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In the reigion text, Jonas expounds on this contrast at ghe, drawing from Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, and Cicero to draw out the connections in their work between their awe for the cosmos, home to man and gods, organized around an intelligible even if unknown order, and calling for man to shape his soul and intellect in ways namely through the cultivation of virtue and through the pursuit of wisdom and truth reflective of the order of the cosmos.

The first three chapters provide the historical context and survey of the contents for gnostic writings. In Search of Ethics for the Technological Age. The cosmos was instead corrupt and evil, the product of a tyrannical demiurge, and only by defying this baleful order either through asceticism or libertinism could humans break through it to achieve union with a transmundane, wholly other God.