The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity

@inproceedings{Brakke2011TheGM,
  title={The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity},
  author={David Brakke},
  year={2011}
}
Who were the Gnostics? And how did the Gnostic movement influence the development of Christianity in antiquity? Is it true that the Church rejected Gnosticism? This book offers an illuminating discussion of recent scholarly debates over the concept of 'Gnosticism' and the nature of early Christian diversity. Acknowledging that the category 'Gnosticism' is flawed and must be reformed, David Brakke argues for a more careful approach to gathering evidence for the ancient Christian movement known… Expand
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