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From Jewish Magic to Gnosticism  (2005)

Authors:
A. MASTROCINQUE
Title:
From Jewish Magic to Gnosticism
Year:
2005
Type of item:
Monografia o trattato scientifico
Tipologia ANVUR:
Monografia o trattato scientifico
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Publisher:
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN:
9783161485558
Keyword:
Religioni dell'impero romano, Gnosticismo, magia
Short description of contents:
the author examines the intriguing connection between magic and Gnosticism. Both Christian Gnostics and other heirs to Hellenistic Jewish Gnosis were committed to the study of astrology and what were known as magic arts and doctrines. Heretical Jews in Egypt envisaged the creator god as a snake producing the Nile flood and destroying the giants; in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC the Jews of the Leontopolite temple believed in the manifestation of God as a divine lion-headed man, a young god, a Son of God, whose name was Jaldabaoth. In the 2nd cent. CE the Christians condemned these two heretical figures and developed new forms of Gnosis, which were described and again condemned by orthodox Christian heresiologists. The orthodox Christian Church came to identify the religion of the Gnostics with magic, and even now our concept of magic is strongly influenced by ancient Christian ideology concerning Gnosis.
Product ID:
22318
Handle IRIS:
11562/302094
Deposited On:
March 13, 2012
Last Modified:
November 2, 2016
Bibliographic citation:
A. MASTROCINQUE, From Jewish Magic to GnosticismMohr Siebeck2005

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