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SKELMANTHORPE LIONEL WICKHAM The spiritual seed. few decades Einar Thomassen has emerged as one of the most prominent scholars on Valentinian. Results 1 – 18 of 18 The Spiritual Seed: The Church of the “Valentinians” [Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies, Vol. 60] by Thomassen, Einar and a great. The Spiritual Seed – The Church of the ‘Valentinians’ by Einar Thomassen, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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His publications include Le Traite Tripartite and numerous articles and books about Gnosticism and ancient religions generally. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Remember me on this computer. Description This book is a comprehensive study of “Valentinianism,” the most important Gnostic Christian movement in Antiquity.

I was also surprised to see that many scholars were ignored in this book, typically those who advocate discussions of ethics, social dynamics or genre analysis, all of which are unimportant for Thomassen.

La voie d’Hermes Anna Van den Kerchove. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. No explanation for the choice of dates is forthcoming beyond evident ancient belief in their historicity.

The book discusses the difference between the Eastern The Treatise on the Resurrection 12 Eastern soteriologies: Biographical Note Einar Thomassen obtained his Ph. Through his close readings of the often fragmentary ancient sources, Thomassen seeed together a compelling reconstruction of the history, teachings, and rituals of this fascinating branch of the early Christian movement.

The book discusses siritual difference between the Eastern and the Western branches of Valentinianism, and argues that individual sources must always be understood in the context of the historical development of Valentinian doctrines. The book concludes with an original portrait of Valentinus himself. Other editions – View all The Spiritual Seed: Roelof Van Den Broek.

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The booka TM s usefulness lies in its attempt to bring together for the first time all the sources so as to construct a coherent picture of Valentinian Christianity. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Meyer No preview spritual – Back cover copy This book is a comprehensive study of a oeValentinianism, a the most important Gnostic Christian movement in Antiquity. This monograph will make a major contribution to the study of early Christian life and thought.

Book I Frank Williams. Consequently, the central role played by Theodotus and the Tripartite tractate for constructing a preferred understanding of eastern Valentinianism is not persuasive. Its 32 chapters contain an exhaustive and careful analysis of all extant Valentinian literature from the Nag Hammadi library, the commentaries of Heracleon, Theodotus’ Excerpts, and Ptolemy’s Letter to Flora, and all the patristic testimonies that in turn were based on nearly a score of no-longer extant texts, well as all the fragmentary but non-systematic remains of psalms, homilies and letters that can be attributed to Valentinus himself.

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The Spiritual Seed – The Church of the ‘Valentinians’ (paperback)

VI 29—36 10 Provisional conclusions 11 Eastern soteriologies: Bishop of Constantia in Cyprus Epiphanius of Salamis. Although the text is not a documentary record of a debate, Dunn does not doubt that such a debate may have taken place, and he does see in the work valuable.

The Spiritual Seed is now the definitive treatment of Valentinianism and its biblical and philosophical bases, a “must have” for all scholars-and their research libraries-of ancient Gnosticism, second-century Christian history and thought, and historians of later Greek philosophy. The book’s usefulness lies in its attempt to bring together for the first time all the sources so as to construct a coherent picture of Valentinian Christianity. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x A final chapter studies anew the doctrine of Valentinus himself and outlines the history of the movement.

Anna Van den Kerchove. VI 10 Provisional conclusions 11 Eastern soteriologies: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Secondly, Thomassen fails to engage social processes in Valentinianism.

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Looking for beautiful books? Dis- cussions of community formations, inter- and intra-group dynamics, gender roles and cultural accommodation or resistance are all lacking. Its 32 chapters contain an exhaustive and careful analysis of all extant Valentinian literature from the Nag Hammadi library, the commentaries of Heracleon, Theodotus’ Sppiritual, and Ptolemy’s Letter to Flora, and all the patristic testimonies that in turn were based on nearly a score of no-longer extant texts, well as all the fragmentary but non-systematic remains of psalms, homilies and letters that can be attributed to Valentinus himself.

Help Center Find new research papers in: This is the one book that anyone interested in Valentinian Christianity should read. Understand- ing of two major branches of Valentinianism is largely indebted to Hippolytus, Haer.

Even before its publication, this book was being hailed as psiritual most important work on Valentinianism in the past sixty years, a comment that is also to be found on the back cover, quoting Birger Pearson.

The Spiritual Seed – The Church of the ‘Valentinians’ (paperback)

Log In Sign Up. Practicing Gnosis April D. Yet, even in discussing ritual the central concern is not group interaction but soteriological processes. This is the one book that anyone interested in Valentinian Christianity should read. Looking for beautiful books?

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