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Rethinking "Gnosticism": An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category

@inproceedings{Williams1996RethinkingA,
  title={Rethinking "Gnosticism": An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category},
  author={M. A. Williams},
  year={1996}
}
Most anyone interested in such topics as creation mythology, Jungian theory, or the idea of "secret teaching" in ancient Judaism and Christianity has found "gnosticism" compelling. Yet the term "gnosticism", which often connotes a single rebellious movement against the prevailing religions of late antiquity, gives the false impression of a monolithic religious phenomenon. Here Michael Williams challenges the validity of the widely invoked category of ancient "gnosticism" and the ways it has… Expand
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Review of Karen L . King , What is Gnosticism ? ” in Bryn Mawr Classical Review , July 26 , 2003 . Webpage updated October 29 , 2003
  • Rethinking “ Gnosticism ” : An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category
  • 1996