The Essence of the Gnostics

The Essence of the Gnostics

by Bernard Simon

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ISBN-13: 9781848584044
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 749 KB

About the Author

Bernard Simon is a professional writer and author, with many best-selling titles on both sides of the Atlantic in the fields of business, teaching and new age movements.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Gnosticism Defined 15

Chapter 2 Mystery Religions 33

Chapter 3 The Creation Myths 53

Chapter 4 Gnosticism as Christian Heresy 69

Chapter 5 The Personalities of Gnosticism 91

Chapter 6 Gnostic Texts 117

Chapter 7 Sophia, her Magic and the Serpent 137

Chapter 8 Persecution and Propaganda 157

Chapter 9 Towards the Present Time 183

Chapter 10 Gnostics and Gnosticism Today 203

Conclusion 221

Bibliography and Reading List 225

Index 233

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