HANS JONAS THE GNOSTIC RELIGION PDF

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. · Rating details · ratings · 14 reviews. The Gnostic Religion was the 1st decent introduction to gnosticism for the modern world & is still of. Praise. “Using the few sources available to him with penetrating insight, Jonas reconstructed the Gnostic worldview The Gnostic Religion remains, even today.

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Gnostics, on the other hand, though they accepted the notion of order, rejected its fundamental goodness. Why are there two stories?

Index to Proper Names. For example, The Gnostic Religion, first published inwas for many years the standard work in English on the subject of Gnosticism. Given the prominence of Gnostic studies – a field which Jonas had done much to advance – Jonas took the opportunity in his Third Edition to tell of the connections between his own intellectual history and his interest in Gnosticism. Having heard this, he refused to live in Germany again.

This work is an excellent study of the key principles of gnosticism. Hans Jonas Snippet view – Jonas would not cage Gnosticism. Tantra of the Yoga Sutras. The Phenomenon of Life: Jan 16, Pages Buy. Hzns read one page of Mr. Please try again later. Nov 09, Jamey rated it it was amazing.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I highly recommend ahns if you want to know th A lot of books about the Gnostics talk about how they were suppressed by the mainstream Christian church, were an influence on church beliefs, acted as a catalyst to force the church to define its beliefs when it rejected the Gnostic beliefs or goes over the history of the discovery of hidden texts. Jonas sketches a narrative of this interest in his introductions to successive editions of the book.

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This book caught my attention at some point in the past. Instead of just shrugging gnostiv making a silly face to the question of why there is evil in the world if God is all good, and saying “He works in mysterious ways! Maybe I will return to it. By study of Gnosticism had shifted even more significantly, as Jonas reported, “It is now difficult to define which field, which particular section of scholarship, is the true home of research in Gnosticism.

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

Showing of 1 reviews. Cristina rated it liked it Dec 11, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Mcdonald rated it really liked it Apr 15, Explore the Home Gift Guide. Continental philosophy Lebensphilosophie jinas. A lot of books about the Gnostics talk about how they were suppressed by the mainstream Christian church, were an influence on church beliefs, acted as a catalyst to force the church to define its beliefs when it rejected the Gnostic beliefs or goes over the history of the discovery of hidden texts.

It is so well done that you could read only the first two chapters and still have an immensely better appreciation for the contents of and rationale for gnoticism, in its pagan and Christian contexts. Jonas devoted decades to the study of this fascinating phenomenon, and he presents his key findings hanw in a more accessible style than in his early, jobas study, “Gnosis und spaetantiker Geist”.

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Wendy Newton and Alan Finger. Having transcended the classical belief in an order inhabited by the gods, with a belief in a “transmundane deity” – a God who lived outside the universe of men – Gnostics saw the order of their existence as “rigid and inimical order, tyrannical and evil law, devoid of meaning and goodness, alien to the purposes of man and to his inner essence He formulated a new and distinctive supreme principle of morality: Brown brings to me.

In an epilogue, Jonas draws interesting parallels between the spiritual situation he discusses in his book and the nihilism which haunted European thought in his own lifetime.

The intermingling of Greek rationality and philosophy with the rich mythological tapestries of the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Persia—combined with the massive upheavals and destruction that accompanied the setting up of two colossal, antagonistic empires, Roman and Parthian, as masters of the settled world—produced a ferment of new religious and philosophical notions, an intricately creative religuon in which roiled many of the ideas that provided the base material with which the road towards the modern world has been paved.

The recollection of his own alienness, the recognition of his place of exile for what it is, is the first step back; the awakened homesickness is the beginning of the return. Nov 01, Michael rated it it was amazing. Uans Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.