ISBN-10:
0674017625
ISBN-13:
9780674017627
Pub. Date:
04/01/2005
Publisher:
Harvard
What Is Gnosticism? / Edition 1

What Is Gnosticism? / Edition 1

by Karen L. King
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ISBN-13: 9780674017627
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 584,251
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Karen L. King is Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School.

Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

Introduction

1. Why Is Gnosticism So Hard to Define?

2. Gnosticism as Heresy

3. Adolf von Harnack and the Essence of Christianity

4. The History of Religions School

5. Gnosticism Reconsidered

6. After Nag Hammadi I: Categories and Origins

7. After Nag Hammadi II: Typology

8. The End of Gnosticism?

Note on Methodology

Bibliography

Notes

Index

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What is Gnosticism? offers an original and persuasive account of how we have come to speak of "gnosticism," and what various people have meant by that. Karen King's important new book transforms our understanding of the origins of Christianity.

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