Gnosticism and the New Testament

ISBN-10: 0800628012

ISBN-13: 9780800628017

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Authors: Pheme Perkins

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Michael Coogan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. He has also taught at Harvard University, Boston College, Wellesley College, Fordham University, and the University of Waterloo (Ontario), and has participated in and directed archaeological excavations in Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, and Egypt. He is the author of Old Testament text books and The Old Testament VSI. Marc Z. Brettler is Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies and chair of the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University. Carol Newsom is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Pheme Perkins is Professor of Theology at Boston College.

Preface
Introduction
Gnostic Origins
The Search for Pre-Christian Gnosticism
Simon Magus
Jewish Syncretism
Gnostic Mythemes and Alienation
A Demonized World
Gnosticism and the Jewish Connection
A Samaritan Origin?
Linguistic Evidence for Palestinian Traditions
Enoch Traditions in Gnostic Mythology
Anti-Jewish Midrash
Christianizing Early Gnostic Traditions
Gnostic Influence and the New Testament
Variations on the Redeemer Figure
Gnostic Elements in the New Testament
Cultic Innovation and Mythology
Reconstructing Gnostic History
On the Margins of Judaism
Gnostic Teachers of the Second Century
Valentinians
Sethian Tradition History
Gnostic and New Testament Traditions
Jesus as Teacher of Wisdom: Sayings and Revelation
Gospel of Thomas and the Sayings Tradition
Dialogue of the Savior
Sayings in Gospel of Truth
Kingdom Parables and Gnosis
Recovering the Divine Image
Praxis in Gospel of Thomas
Gnosis and the Pauline Tradition
Pauline Opponents (Schmithals)
Gnostic Mythemes and Pauline Anthropology
Eschatology and Anthropology
The Divine Image
Redeemer Myths and New Testament Hymns
The Revealer Appears in the World
The Powers React
Christianizing the Gnostic Redeemer
The Revealer in Zostrianos
The Revealer in Gospel of the Egyptians
Jesus as Word
Wisdom and Myth in John's Prologue
A Gnostic Reading of John's Prologue
John's Prologue and Trimorphic Protennoia
The Word as Revealer
Discourses of the Revealer
Jesus Reveals God
Postresurrection Revelations
The Style of the Revelation Discourse
Johannine Discourse and the Sayings Tradition (Koester)
"I Am" Predications as Text and Riddle
Discourse and the Elect Community
Gnostic Christianity
Gnostic Identity: Conversion and Asceticism
Interpretation and Antinomianism
The Danger of the Demonic
A Call to Conversion
Salvation and Metaphor in Gospel of Truth
Conflict over Ascetic Practice
The Rhetoric of 1 John and Gospel of Truth
Women Disciples and Worshipers
Women in the Marcosian Sect
Women in Pauline Traditions
The Ambiguity of the Feminine
The Suffering of Wisdom
Repentance Displaces Wisdom
Christians: Gnostic and Orthodox
Gnostic Christian Writings
Irenaeus Against the Gnostics
Jesus' Disciples in Gnostic Sources
Christian Gnostics and Religious Pluralism
Christian Gnostics and the Gospel Canon
Abbreviations
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index of Ancient Sources
Index of Modern Authors
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