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Gnostic Religion The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity

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ISBN-10: 0807058017

ISBN-13: 9780807058015

Edition: 3rd 2001

Authors: Hans Jonas

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The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity
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List price: $26.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 1/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Hans Jonas was a well-known Jewish thinker, an early and influential biomedical ethicist, and an equally early and influential philosopher of technology in the United States and his native Germany. Born in 1904 in Monchengladbach, Jonas studied under Martin Heidegger at the University of Freiburg before Hitler came to power and Heidegger became chancellor of the university. He received his doctorate in 1928 from the University of Marburg. In 1933 he fled Germany and, in 1964, publicly repudiated Heidegger because of his Nazi connections. Jonas taught in Jerusalem and Canada before becoming a professor at the New School for Social Research in New York in 1955, where he was chair of the…    

Preface to the Third Edition
Note on the Occasion of the Third Printing (1970)
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Abbreviations
Introduction: East and West in Hellenismp. 3
Gnostic Literature - Main Tenets, Symbolic Languagep. 29
The Meaning of Gnosis and the Extent of the Gnostic Movementp. 31
Gnostic Imagery and Symbolic Languagep. 48
Gnostic Systems of Thoughtp. 101
Simon Magusp. 103
The "Hymn of the Pearl"p. 112
The Angels That Made the World. The Gospel of Marcionp. 130
The Poimandres of Hermes Trismegistusp. 147
The Valentinian Speculationp. 174
Creation, World History, and Salvation According to Manip. 206
Gnosticism and the Classical Mindp. 239
The Cosmos in Greek and Gnostic Evaluationp. 241
Virtue and the Soul in Greek and Gnostic Teachingp. 266
Supplements to the Second Edition
The Recent Discoveries in the Field of Gnosticismp. 290
Epilogue: Gnosticism, Nihilism and Existentialismp. 320
Acknowledgmentsp. 359
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