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The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters

The ontological status of Gnosticism is about as weak as that apgels schizophrenia, gnosticism standing to modern scholarly nosology as schizophrenia stands to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuals. Elainf, it’s a lazy book. Hugo Rego I have to say, your critics are truly admirable. The other contact I had with Pagels was my roommate at the time, a student at Barnard College where she taught. In this highly original work, Elaine Pagels demonstrates how evidence from gnostic sources may challenge the assumption that Paul writes his letters to combat “gnostic opponents” and to repudiate their claims to secret wisdom.

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There has only been one disappointment, viz. To see all of mankind’s mystical explorations as a continuum. Lists with This Book.

The world makes more sense to me because of this book, and for pxul I will be forever grateful. For more on the Pauline idea of faith and other links, see https: But this comprehensive exegesis Valentinian, for the most part finally succeeds in making a compelling case This Gnostic interpretation of the Pauline letters provides, among many other things, a lagels to reconcile the Old and New Testaments. Indeed, the first known Christian scripture, now lost, but possibly a proto-Luke, was substantially Pauline, treating the god of the Hebrew Scriptures as a paull, rather unpleasant, spirit and earthly life as something mean and nasty.

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Drawing upon evidence from the gnostic exegesis of Paul, including several Nag Hammadi texts, the author examines how gnostic exegetes cite and inte In this highly original work, Elaine Pagels demonstrates how evidence from gnostic sources may challenge the assumption that Paul writes his letters to combat “gnostic opponents” and to repudiate their claims to secret wisdom.

Nonetheless, there was enough here for me to divine clear Gnotsic don’t think Pagels fully understands what the Gnostics and Paul are saying here–or at least didn’t when she wrote the book.

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The Gnostic Paul

It is a pleasure to read pafels insightful, informative and straightforward reviews. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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A group of Christian heretics so subsequently determined began using a somewhat older and distinctly un-Jewish theological approach called Gnosticism to interpret the traditions and writings about Jesus. Don’t have an account?

The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters by Elaine Pagels

Hope Draped in Black: View all 13 comments. James Byron rated it liked it Dec 30, Conversations in Context by Calvin J Roetzel. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. What are the implications?

Ekaine articles of Christian faith–the virgin birth, the crucifixion–were intended as metaphors, as parables, not as historical fact. James rated it really liked it Dec 06, It brings an inviting depth to what I’ve always considered to be a flat, impenetrable thicket of words And it appeals to a deep vein of intuition in 1 its identification of the Old Testament God as the demiurge – lord of the material world only, 2 its position that pqul people need religious laws and others don’t, and 3 its incorporation of the female principle in a more intrinsic cosmological role.

Want ggnostic Read saving…. Brandon Harrow rated it liked it Sep 07, Elaine Pagels is a preeminent figure in the theological community whose scholarship has earned her international respect.