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History of specific doctrines and movements. Heresies and schisms

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  • 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...

  • The Paraphrase of Shem (NH VII,1)by Michel Roberge

    BRILL 2010; US$ 122.00

    This book presents the first comprehensive interpretation of the Paraphrase of Shem, Codex VII,1 in the Coptic Nag Hammadi Library. The lenghty introduction discusses the literary genre of the treatise, its plan and system, its situation among the Gnostic systems, its provenance and date. The translation sets out the text in paragraphs, with headings... more...

  • Flora Tells a Storyby Michael Kaler

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2008; US$ 48.95

    In early Christianity, many people were inspired to write gospels, treatises, letters, and stories celebrating the new faith, but not all of these writings are found in the New Testament. One such story from an unknown author is the Coptic, gnostic Apocalypse of Paul , a tale of the apostle Paul's ascent to the heavens that was lost for millennia... more...

  • The Arch-Heretic Marcionby Sebastian Moll

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 67.06

    Hauptbeschreibung Marcion is unanimously acknowledged to be one of the most important and most intriguing figures of the Early Church. In spite of this importance, there is no comprehensive up-to-date study on his life and thought. Thus, the desire to fill this gap within the academic world - which is inconvenient for both students and professors... more...

  • Ketzerei und Inquisition im Mittelalterby Jörg Oberste

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 16.89

    Das Christentum mit seinem absoluten Wahrheitsanspruch, der sich auf das geoffenbarte Wort bezog, musste die Einheit von Glaube und Kirche fordern. Doch unterschiedliche Auslegungen sorgten von Anfang an für Spannungen in der Kirche und für das Entstehen von häretischen, von "ketzerischen" Ansichten und Bewegungen. Jörg Oberste geht allen... more...

  • The Laughing Jesusby Timothy Freke; Peter Gandy

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.99

    Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, authors of The Jesus Mysteries and Jesus and the Lost Goddess , return with a powerful indictment of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic fundamentalism and a passionate reinterpretation of Gnostic spirituality. According to Freke and Gandy, religiously inspired acts of violence, such as the attacks on 9/11, are nothing... more...

  • God's Greater Gloryby Bruce A. Ware

    Crossway 2004; US$ 15.99

    This exploration of the historical-Scriptural model of the doctrine of God and His relationship with us also presents a careful refutation of the open theism stance. more...

  • Adolf Harnack: Marcionby Friedemann Steck

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00

    The Dorpat (Tartu) prize paper by the 19-year-old Adolf Harnack (1851-1930) with the title "Marcion. Der moderne Gläubige des 2. Jahrhunderts, der erste Reformator" (Marcion. The Modern Believer of the 2nd Century, the First Reformer) was awarded the Gold Medal by the Theological Faculty in Tartu and recommended for publication. However, it remained... more...

  • God, Chance and Purposeby David J. Bartholomew

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    The thesis of this book, first published in 2008, is that chance is an integral part of God's creation. more...

  • The Gnostic Gospels of Jesusby Marvin W. Meyer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99

    For all those readers curious to read the actual texts of the Gnostic Gospels, here is the definitive collection of all the Gnostic Gospels and Gospel?like texts. o Marvin Meyer, premier scholar of Gnostic and other Christian literature outside the New Testament, presents every Gnostic Gospel and Jesus text with a brilliant overall introduction,... more...