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  • Maria aus Magdalaby Silke Petersen

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2011; US$ 16.47

    Maria aus Magdala, auch Magdalena genannt, ist im Laufe der Geschichte in sehr unterschiedlicher Weise dargestellt worden. Im Neuen Testament begegnet sie zunächst als Nachfolgerin Jesu und als Zeugin von Kreuzigung, Grablegung und Auferstehung. In apokryph gewordenen Schriften des frühen Christentums ist sie Lieblingsjüngerin Jesu und empfängt von... more...

  • Hellenisierung des Christentumsby Christoph Markschies

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2012; US$ 14.64

    Mit »Hellenisierung des Christentums« wird meist eine Transformation des Christentums durch die hellenistisch-römische Kultur im globalisierten Imperium Romanum bezeichnet. Christoph Markschies analysiert die Geschichte des Begriffs und die damit verbundenen, höchst unterschiedlichen Definitionen wie Vorstellungen, informiert über die teilweise vollkommen... more...

  • Zwischen Synoptikern und Gnosis ? ein viertes Evangeliumby Roland Bergmeier

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 46.14

    Biographische Informationen Dr. theol. Roland Bergmeier ist evangelischer Religionslehre und Mitglied der Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS).   Reihe Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus/Studien zur Umwelt des Neuen Testaments (NTOA/StUNT) - Band 108 more...

  • Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacramentsby William Tabbernee

    BRILL 2007; US$ 249.00

    Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments is an insightful case-study of the opposition to Montanism, an early-Christian prophetic movement, by Church and State both before and after ?catholic? Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire. more...

  • From a Virgin Wombby Andrew Welburn

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    Utilising parallels from the Apocalypse of Adam and elsewhere, this book re-examines Mt.'s infancy narratives in the light of the apocalyptic and mythological background to the virgin birth. Jesus is shown as the fulfilment of universalistic hopes though not as Son of God. Mt.'s special tradition in relation to Lk. is thereby cast in a new light. more...

  • Manichaeism and Its Legacyby J. Kevin Coyle

    BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00

    This volume reproduces nineteen chapters and articles published between 1991 through 2008, on Manichaeism, and its contacts with Augustine of Hippo, its most famous convert and also best-known adversary. more...

  • Paradise Reconsidered in Gnostic Mythmakingby Tuomas Rasimus

    BRILL 2009; US$ 169.00

    Examining the mythology in and social reality behind a group of texts rewriting Genesis, to which certain leaders of the early church occasionally attached the label ?Ophite,? this book offers a new understanding of Sethianism and the origins of Gnosticism. more...

  • The Gnostic Gospelsby Elaine Pagels

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.00

    Praise for The Gnostic Gospels Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award ?An intellectually elegant, concise study . . . The economy with which [Pagels] evokes the world of early Christianity is a marvel.? ? The New Yorker ?The first major and eminently readable book on gnosticism benefiting from the discovery in 1945 of a collection of... more...

  • A Companion to Second-Century Christian 'Heretics'by Antti Marjanen; Petri Luomanen

    BRILL 2005; US$ 169.00

    The book deals with thinkers and movements that were embraced by many second-century religious seekers but which are now largely forgotten or known only as ?heretics?: Basilides, Sethianism, Valentinus? school, Marcion, Tatian, Bardaisan, Montanists, Cerinthus, Ebionites, Nazarenes, Jewish-Christianity of the Pseudo-Clementines, and Elchasites. more...

  • Femme, Gnose et Manichéismeby Madeleine Scopello

    BRILL 2005; US$ 150.00

    The present volume offers twelve studies dealing with feminine figures in Gnosticism and Manichaeism. In Part One (?Images et symboles?), the Author unveils the hidden meaning of some feminine figures having played a role on the mythical scene of those trends. Some of these figures, borrowed from other traditions, have been deeply reworked by Gnostics... more...