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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It’s interesting shit at trying to grapple with obvious problems in the simplistic and kind of contradictory Moses explanation of the beginning of the world.

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Gnostics, on the other hand, though they accepted the notion of order, rejected its fundamental goodness.

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Though outdated by today’s standards, Hans Jonas has written a wonderful and insightful study into Gnosticism’s foundational teachings, the faith’s context within the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 world of late antiquity, and it’s modern relevancies.

Dec 20, Gregory Klages rated it really liked it. So is it still worth reading? Still, it is a treasure-trove of information. gnodtic

The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity

Jonas sees both ancient Gnosticism and modern Existentialism as responses to the experience of not feeling at home in the world. Chandra rated it really liked it Aug 17, There’s a problem loading this menu right now. They finally married in The Phenomenon of Life: The enthusiasm of a Hans Jonas hold the readers attention.


Retrieved 13 January Nov 10, Buy. This was written before the Egyptian discovery of all those gnostic texts. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. One of Jung’s great works, about the lonely alien who is a stranger, but related to Christ in many ways. His academic studies under Heidegger had sharpened Jonas’s perception for the thought-world of Late Antiquity, which Jonas presents as one marked by a deep rift between self and world, world and God, and God and self. His writing on the history of Gnosticism revisits terrain covered by earlier standard works on the subject such as Ernesto Buonaiuti ‘s Lo gnosticismo: The Power of Love.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Leon Sandler rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He formulated a new and distinctive supreme principle of morality: Hanz Hans Jonas Hans Jonas was a distinguished philosopher specializing in political science, theology, and bioethics.

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Liz TheoharisThe Reverend Dr. Introducing the first edition, inJonas tells very much an academic story, grounded in scholarly research about the myths and symbolisms of human origins – especially about the competition between those Christian myths and symbols which had become dominant, and the Gnostic myths and symbols which once competed with those of Christian orthodoxy.

Jonas provides the clearest and shortest understanding of gnosticism that I’ve ever read. Looking for More Great Reads? Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. What I like about these stories are they are serious attempts at trying to give some kind of meaning to the darkness of the world.


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Please try again later. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. What does it mean to feel one is in a cosmos in which God is alien or absent? As the Demiurge has often been identified with the Old Testament God, the Gnostics were from the start in opposition to Judaism and Christianity; and yet its dualistic structure, rich mythology, and inspired metaphysics and soteriology has had a vast influence upon religious, philosophical, and political thought, and has continued to exert a fascination upon people, from a variety of cultural backgrounds, through to today.

Brown wrote about some painting and the church and it hurt me by how simplistically the page I read was written. Selected pages Title Page. 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. Account Options Sign in. Books by Hans Jonas.

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. Please try again later. There he met Lore Weinerto whom he became betrothed.