Buy The Gnostic Religion 3rd ed. by Hans Jonas (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The gnostic religion: the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity / Hans Jonas.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and. Hans Jonas was a German-born American Jewish philosopher, from to the Alvin For example, The Gnostic Religion, based on his early research on the Gnosis and first published in , was for many years the standard work in.

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One of Jung’s great gnostiv, about the lonely alien who is a stranger, but related to Christ in many ways. No modern writer that I am aware of has brought life to Gnosticism as Jonas has.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Frater Nepsis rated it really liked it Apr 07, Readable, eminently understandablewhich is the relivion miracle, considering the baroque nature of some of the source material. Robledo Quindo rated it it gnostid amazing May 01, Leon Sandler rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Reading Jonas is always a pleasure; the way he divides and presents the field is still useful, despite the many discoveries that have occurred since book’s publication.

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Want to Read saving…. Ancient Gnosticism is portrayed in opposition to the classical view of the cosmos as an “order” which is the translation of the Greek “cosmos”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary. Not to be confused with Hans Joas. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Obviously, everything in Jonas’ book is tentative, as the Nag Hammadi texts had just been found, and not yet translated at the time of writing, and this is konas weak point.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This book covers the beliefs and the differences between the beliefs of various sects. The first three chapters provide the historical context and survey of the contents for gnostic writings.

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Thus, he kept his promise that he would return only as a soldier in the victorious religoin. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Such a lifespan is exceedingly rare for an academic book, and surprising for a book so technical in its treatment of such an arcane topic.

English Choose a language for shopping. The Monkey Is the Messenger. Brown’s workand that the real nuances and differences between these different views of the world are pretty interesting.

Aug 09, Ryan rated it really liked it. Get to Know Us. Will I go out and buy a book with all of the works mentioned in here in translation?

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Views Read Edit View history. Don’t have a Kindle? Highly informative and eloquently written. Browns books that I ran out early and picked up a book on secret religions and read it like a maniac while jacking off with my free hand at the excitement Mr. In this way, Jonas effectively re-framed his original work.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Jonas’s career is generally divided gnostjc three periods jona by the three works just mentioned, but in reverse order: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Research on these manuscripts progressed slowly, and in Jonas published a second edition which added a chapter incorporating some insights from the find.

Tantra of the Yoga Sutras. Though outdated by today’s standards, Hans Jonas has written a wonderful and insightful study into Gnosticism’s foundational teachings, the faith’s context within the Greco-Roman world of late antiquity, and it’s modern relevancies.


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This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Jonas concludes by noting that the beginning and end gnosticism’s paradox n is the unknown God himself who is unknowable on principle because the other is totally unknown and is other to everything that is know, and yet is somehow the object of a knowledge and asks to be know.

Dec 27, Jared Saltz rated it it was amazing. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Books by Hans Jonas. His published works include The Gnostic Religion: Sold by Greenway35 and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. It is not, however, reccomended as introductory reading for the reasons stated above. Heidegger joined the Nazi Party inwhich may have disturbed Jonas, as he was Jewish and an active Zionist. Paperbackpages. Given the prominence of Gnostic studies – a field which Jonas had done much to advance – Jonas took the opportunity in his Third Edition to tell of the connections between his own intellectual history and his interest in Gnosticism.

Brown brings to me. The fact that Nag Hammadi is as of yet unaccounted for here is compensated by including more info from the Mandeans, which is annoying to a casual reader seeking general knowledge, but awesome for a reader already versed in more common information.

This book goes to show how certain Greek ideas run through all of the different attempts at metaphysics of the time on metaphysics, couldn’t New Age people have not picked up this word and tried to make it their own.