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Jacob van den Berg. While it is certainly an important study, written by a leading scholar on the subject, it does not meet the perhaps excessive expec- tations that had been advanced. The building blocks for Valentinian theology, thomqssen explored in part II and then explicated further in parts III and IV, is the intersection of salvation history, protology and ritual. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Other editions – View all The Spiritual Seed: Book I Frank Williams. The Church of the “Valentinians” is by far the most important, thorough, and authoritative sed of Valentinian Christianity in the 60 years since the publication of Francois Sagnard’s La gnose valentinienne et le temoignage de saint Irenee in Click here to sign up.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The book discusses the difference between the Eastern and the Western branches of Valentinianism, and argues that individual sources must always be understood in the context of the historical development of Valentinian doctrines.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Its 32 chapters contain an exhaustive and careful analysis of all extant Valentinian literature from the Nag Hammadi library, the commentaries of Heracleon, Theodotus’ Excerpts, and Ptolemy’s Letter to Flora, and all the patristic testimonies that in turn were based on nearly a score of no-longer extant texts, well as all the fragmentary but non-systematic remains of psalms, homilies and letters that can be attributed to Valentinus himself.

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Account Options Sign in. His publications include Le Traite Tripartite and numerous articles and books about Gnosticism and ancient religions generally. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It also analyses the ideas about the incarnation, protological theories, and initiation practice, as well as the dynamic relationship between these building-blocks of Valentinian doctrine. A final chapter studies anew the doctrine of Valentinus himself and outlines the history of the movement.

Insightful reappraisals of the pleromatologies in particular emerge: The Church of the “Valentinians”. This is spirituaal one book that anyone hhomassen in Valentinian Christianity should read. Roelof Van Den Broek. For a book that is being both marketed and accepted as the most comprehensive treatment of Valentinianism to date on historical and doctrinal matters, such inclusion is needed. If you had a personal account on the old platform, click here.

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The Spiritual Seed – The Church of the ‘Valentinians’ (paperback)

The book concludes with an original portrait of Valentinus himself. The Treatise on the Resurrection 12 Eastern soteriologies: Augustine, Manichaeism and other Gnosticism Jacob van den Berg. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? It is the first attempt to make full use of the Valentinian documents from Nag Hammadi as well spirutual the reports of the Church Fathers. La voie d’Hermes Anna Van den Kerchove.

The Church of spjritual “Valentinians” is by far the most important, thorough, and authoritative treatment of Valentinian Christianity in the 60 years since the publication of Francois Sagnard’s La gnose valentinienne et le temoignage de saint Irenee in spirigual Looking for beautiful books? The Spiritual Seed is now the thomsasen treatment of Valentinianism and its biblical and philosophical bases, a “must have” for all scholars-and their research libraries-of ancient Gnosticism, second-century Christian history and thought, and historians of later Greek philosophy.

Sign in to annotate. It also analyses the ideas about the incarnation, protological theories, and initiation practice, as well as the dynamic relationship between these building-blocks of Valentinian doctrine. Through his close readings of the often fragmentary ancient sources, Thomassen pieces together a compelling reconstruction of the history, teachings, and rituals of this fascinating branch of the early Christian movement. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x The book discusses the difference between the Eastern Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Such anachronistic and circular readings are sesd historical fallacies.

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The Best Books of The Interpretation of Knowledge 13 Eastern soteriologies: This monograph will make a major contribution to the study of early Christian life and thought.

It also analyses the ideas about the incarnation, protological spirituual, and initiation practice, as well as the dynamic relationship between these building-blocks of Valentinian doctrine. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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Back cover copy This book is a comprehensive study of a oeValentinianism, a the most important Gnostic Christian movement in Antiquity. There is also a great deal of forced exegesis in the book, where theological continuity is imposed upon the sources. First, there is the treatment of sources. The Nag Hammadi Story 2 vols.

Consequently, the central role played by Theodotus and the Tripartite tractate for constructing a preferred understanding of eastern Valentinianism is not persuasive. Through his close readings of the often fragmentary ancient sources, Thomassen pieces together a compelling reconstruction of the history, teachings, and rituals of this fascinating branch of the early Christian movement. No explanation for the choice of dates is forthcoming beyond evident ancient belief in their historicity.

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