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The Sethian Gnostics

by G. R. S. Mead

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

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    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11921325M
    ISBN 101430412046
    ISBN 109781430412045

    Gnostics considered the principal element of salvation to be direct knowledge of the supreme divinity in the form of mystical or esoteric insight. Many Gnostic texts deal not in concepts of sin and repentance, but with illusion and enlightenment. According to Burns, this Sethian literature emerged along the fault lines between Judaism and Christianity, drew on traditions known to scholars from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Enochic texts, and ultimately catalyzed the rivalry of Platonism with Christianity. Plunging the reader into the culture wars and classrooms of the high Empire, Apocalypse of the Alien God offers the most concrete social and .

      The Sethian Apocalyphal (Secret) Book of John was likely the most popular book of the gnostics from that time as no less than three copies of it were found in the Nag Hammadi Library. The famed Valentinian tradition, perhaps the most well known of the Gnostic schools, was influenced by the earlier Sethian materials. The Book of Allogenes (CT,4) and Sethian Gnosticism By: Birger A. Pearson Pages: –

      The French scholar Poirer identified the group behind the book as Simonian Gnostics. These Gnostics formed from the group which supposedly coalesced around the figure of Simon Magus (a shadowy figure at best). Poirier identifies key phrases used in Thunder as Simonian, such as Great Power (Τ-ΝΟϬ Ν-ϬΟΜ). Sethian Gnosticism Sethianism was originally a non-Christian baptismal sect that considered itself possessing the primordial wisdom revealed to the still human Adam and Seth. Having arisen out of the Messianic tradition that was popular in the pre-Christian era, they also expected a .


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The Sethian Gnostics by G. R. S. Mead Download PDF EPUB FB2

ISBN (Laval); (Peeters). John Turner (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is no stranger to students of ancient Gnosticism. Indeed, he has been one of the leading scholars in this field for almost three decades, perhaps best known for his translation work of Nag Hammadi Codices as well as his work on Sethian : 9.

1 Used from$1, No less than eleven of the fifty-three treatises of the Nag Hammadi Library fit the designation 'Sethian Gnostic'. They reveal the existence of a hitherto unrecognized religious competitor of early Christianity.

With its own roots in second temple Judaism and in various first and second century sectarian baptismal movements, Sethian Gnosticism is now the earliest form of Gnosticism for Cited by: Sethian Gnosticism and the Platonic Tradition book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

No less than eleven of the fifty-three treat /5(6). (The book is actually an anthology of early Christian texts writings all kinds, and I include selections from three key Sethian texts.) Sethian Gnostics The group of Gnostics that scholars have labeled the “Sethians” are known from the writings of proto-orthodox heresiologists beginning with Irenaeus (around CE) and from some of the significant writings of the Nag Hammadi library.

Nevertheless, the list of texts that scholars widely agree were authored by the classic Gnostics (or “Sethians,” as some scholars prefer to call them for the reasons noted above) is a relatively short one: the Secret Book of John, Zostrianos, Allogenes, Marsanes, the Book of Zoroaster, the Revelation of Adam, the Reality of the Archons, Three Forms of First Thought, the Holy Book of the Great.

The Sethians, also known as the Sons of Seth are an ancient royal family and priesthood who had venerated the serpent (worm). The various spellings of the name are Sethites, Setium, Kittim, Chittim, Chethim, Chusus, Chusaeans Cethim, Cethians, or Heth.

It is said they attributed their gnosis to the founder of their race Seth who was the son of Javan, third son of Adam and Eve. Sethian Gnostics The group of Gnostics that scholars have labeled the “Sethians” are known from the writings of proto-orthodox heresiologists beginning with Irenaeus (around CE) and from some of the significant writings of the Nag Hammadi library.

They were. - The Book of the Great Invisible Spirit This is the homepage of the oldest operating Sethian Gnostic sodality of today. Our aim is to perpetuate the Sethian experience of the Gnostic tradition to men and women approaching this Path.

- The Book of Adamas Sethian Gnosticism The Sethian tradition is probably the oldest of the Gnostic schools with common sacraments, a basic systematical theology, and a core Mystery in which the Sethians were inducted.

Most scholars agree that the Gospel of Judas is a Sethian text. It gets that designation because it is traced back to Seth, who was the third son of Adam and Eve. Seth was born after Cain murdered Able. Seth, according to Gen.was appointed to them from God.

Gnostics accorded Seth a mythological status. He was a pre-existent divine being. - Caspar David Friedrich - The New Sethian Gnosis The greatest and most articulate challenge to distorted New Age spirituality found expression with the publication in the ’s of the SETH books of Jane Roberts – these being transcriptions of communications from a.

Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books. Get print book. No eBook available. ; Barnes&; Books-A-Million Sethian Gnosticism and the Platonic Tradition5/5(1). Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion): Burns, Dylan M.: : by: 6.

Sethian Gnostics believed that a lesser god, an inexperienced god, created the flawed material world. And Jesus showed his followers how to escape to the higher realm. Plato and Hellenistic philosophers, who saw a distinction between Good and Evil, had already voiced such ideas.

"An original contribution to scholarship on the nature of the four Platonizing Sethian treatises from Nag Hammadi, challenging the consensus concerning their relationship to the academic Greek philosophy of Middle Platonism and the Neoplatonism of Plotinus and his early successors.

Book Overview No less than eleven of the fifty-three treatises of the Nag Hammadi Library fit the designation 'Sethian Gnostic'. They reveal the existence of a hitherto unrecognized religious competitor of early Christianity. (The book is actually an anthology of early Christian texts writings all kinds, and I include selections from three key Sethian texts.) Sethian Gnostics The group of Gnostics that scholars have labeled the “Sethians” are known from the writings of proto-orthodox heresiologists beginning with Irenaeus (around CE) and from some of the.

"Sethian Names in Magical Texts: Protophanes and Meirotheos" published on 01 Jan by Brill. -The Book of Specularis. This is the second book in a trilogy on the Sethian Gnostic tradition of today, and it contains a selection of texts from the Charaxio, the holy book of the organization Sodalitas Sanctum : The Book of Allogenes is a Sethian Gnostic text that thus seems to portray Jesus as the Stranger during his lifetime, before his passion and crucifixion.

It was most likely composed in Greek, perhaps in the second century, but the circumstances of composition, like the text itself, remain obscure.".

After the introductory chapter, the book falls into three major parts. Part 1 offers a delimitation of the Sethian tradition. Part 2 lays out the development of Platonism from Plato to Plotinus. Part 3 explicitly compares the Sethian tradition with Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism.Daniel, thx for the A2A and the opportunity to serve.

If you read the Gospel of Judas, you will keep coming across the term "Sethian Gnostics" as though this is some specific group within Gnosticism. Were they, and if they were, what set them apa.: Sethian gnosticism and the platonic tradition () and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(5).