Buy The Gnostic Religion 3rd ed. by Hans Jonas (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 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 was a German-born American Jewish philosopher, from to the Alvin For example, The Gnostic Religion, based on his early research on the Gnosis and first published in , was for many years the standard work in.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Reading Jonas is always a pleasure; the way he divides and presents the field is still useful, vnostic the many discoveries that have occurred since book’s publication. Caterina Fake rated it it was amazing Apr 21, We are experiencing technical difficulties. Lists with This Book. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Introducing the first edition, inJonas tells very much an academic story, grounded in scholarly resear This is a very academic treatment of Gnosticism, but one that gnostc endured through three editions.

Readable, eminently understandablewhich is the real miracle, considering the baroque nature of some of the source material. Beacon Press- Religion – pages. Get to Know Us. Interest in the Gnostic religion transcends academia. 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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This was written before the Egyptian discovery of all those gnostic texts. Selected Correspondence,University of Missouri Press,p.

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Still, Jonas has a particularly eloquent flair for analyzing and evoking the jons flavor or character of Gnosticism that Rudolph doesn’t even attempt. Having just had a friend, a reader totally unschooled in early church history, read it and like it, I confidently recommend it to anyone even mildly interested in religion in the ancient world as it pertains to modern Christianity and philosophy.


Such a lifespan is exceedingly rare for an academic book, and surprising for a book so technical in its treatment of such an arcane topic.

Read reviews that mention hans jonas nag hammadi gnostic religion gnosticism gnostics gnosis rudolph soul subject reliyion chapter classic existentialism follow knowledge philosophy study systems understanding common. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In the gnostic dawn, postulating a divinity beyond all comprehension seemed a rational response to the apparent irrationality of a suddenly menacing and hardscrabble environment.

The Poimandres of Hermes Trismegistus. Then it was mentioned again recently in another book I’m reading, so I thought to look it up in the school library, and behold it was there. I have read every book in English on Gnosticism. Jan 16, Pages Buy. Open Preview See a Problem? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Though outdated by today’s standards, Hans Jonas has written a wonderful and insightful study into Gnosticism’s foundational teachings, the faith’s context within the Greco-Roman hnas of late antiquity, and it’s modern relevancies.