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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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. Couldn’t they have just called their stuff Dopey Shit, and left metaphysics to philosophy.

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Indeed, one reason to read this book is that Gnosticism religjon still very much a part of our own thought-world: View all 9 comments.

He was sent to Italyand in the last phase of the war moved into Germany. I read one page of Mr. So is it still worth reading? It is not, however, reccomended as introductory reading for the reasons stated above. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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In Search of Ethics for the Technological Age. Review “Using the few sources available to him with penetrating insight, Jonas reconstructed the Gnostic worldview Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. No eBook available Beacon Press Amazon. Jonas’s writings were very influential in different spheres.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. About Hans Jonas Hans Jonas was a distinguished philosopher specializing in political science, theology, and bioethics.


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One of Jung’s great works, about the lonely alien who is a stranger, but related to Christ in many ways. Heavily influenced by Martin HeideggerThe Phenomenon of Life attempts to synthesize the philosophy of matter with the philosophy of mind, producing a rich existential understanding of biology, which ultimately argues for a simultaneously material and moral human jonad.

To ask other readers questions about The Gnostic Religionplease sign up. I highly recommend it 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.

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Frater Nepsis rated it really liked it Apr 07, Jonas sees both ancient Gnosticism and modern Existentialism as responses to the experience of not feeling at home in the world.

His writing on the history of Gnosticism revisits terrain covered by earlier standard works on the subject such as Ernesto Buonaiuti ‘s Lo gnosticismo: Having just had a friend, a reader totally unschooled in early church history, read it and like it, I confidently recommend it to anyone even mildly interested in religion in the ancient world as it pertains to modern Christianity and philosophy. Write a customer review. Jonas was the first author to write a detailed history of ancient Gnosticism.

Also if I waited a week later every other douchebag I mean serious reader, will also be once again engrossed in Gnostic-esque books and I’d look like a bandwagon jumper.

Jonas writes with authority, passion, and precision about this long-forgotten religion” — The New Yorker. See all 22 reviews. From there he moved in to New York Citywhere he was to live for the rest of his life. Brown brings to me.


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Selected pages Title Page. 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. In Gnosticism, original sin is non-existent, the God of Eden being the deceiving and jealous Demiurge, the serpent but one of the manifestations of this Jesus incarnate who braves the dangers of the Archons and their darkness in an effort to make man aware of the Alien God; an entity unknown and unknowable despite the fact his divinity, existent in the pneuma of every man and woman, is the path to salvation by way of a post-cosmic reunion of the pneuma with the infinite Divine Light.

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Although every Gnostic system was unique to itself—indeed, within each different strand believers were encouraged to elaborate, expand upon, and revise the existing bases of thought—they all shared certain core tenets: Jan 30, Jason Ross rated it really liked it. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.