The Gnostics

The Gnostics Gnostics have always sought to know rather than to accept dogma and doctrine often to their peril This inquiry into Gnosticism examines the character history and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spi

  • Title: The Gnostics
  • Author: Jacques Lacarrière Nina Rootes
  • ISBN: 9780872862432
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gnostics have always sought to know rather than to accept dogma and doctrine, often to their peril This inquiry into Gnosticism examines the character, history, and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spiritual quest that originated in the ancient Near East and continues into the present day.Lawrence Durrell writes, This is a strange and original essay, a work of liteGnostics have always sought to know rather than to accept dogma and doctrine, often to their peril This inquiry into Gnosticism examines the character, history, and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spiritual quest that originated in the ancient Near East and continues into the present day.Lawrence Durrell writes, This is a strange and original essay, a work of literature than of scholarship, though its documentation is impeccable It is as convincing a reconstruction of the way the Gnostics lived and thought as D.H Lawrence s intuitive recreation of the vanished Etruscans A remarkable book for both knowledge and the understanding of Gnostic texts, so abstruse at first sight, and for the poetical interpretation of the Gnostic movement across history Lacarriere is particularly well informed about the various currents and undercurrents of Gnosticism, and their perennial importance for the religious and the mystic mind Marguerite YourcenarJacques Lacrarriere 1925 2005 was a French writer who studied philosophy and classic literature and was known for his work as a critic, journalist, and essayist In 1991, he received le Grand Prix de l Academie francaise The Great Prize of the French Academy.

    • Free Read [Thriller Book] ☆ The Gnostics - by Jacques Lacarrière Nina Rootes ✓
      211 Jacques Lacarrière Nina Rootes
    • thumbnail Title: Free Read [Thriller Book] ☆ The Gnostics - by Jacques Lacarrière Nina Rootes ✓
      Posted by:Jacques Lacarrière Nina Rootes
      Published :2020-07-27T14:59:19+00:00

    About "Jacques Lacarrière Nina Rootes"

    1. Jacques Lacarrière Nina Rootes

      Jacques Lacarrière Nina Rootes Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Gnostics book, this is one of the most wanted Jacques Lacarrière Nina Rootes author readers around the world.

    436 thoughts on “The Gnostics”

    1. This is the second time I've read this book; the first time was about a decade ago. I considered it one of my favorite books back then and had recommended it to a number of friends. Reading it again, I do remember the beauty of the writer's thoughts. I was mesmerized by the topic: the a-history of the gnostics. I include this book in my list of books of reading for insomnia - a sort of collection of books which come to my mind when I think of that liminal space between dreaming and being barely [...]


    2. One of the better books on Gnosticism that I have read. Jacques Lacarriere writes in a poetic way that helps evoke the overtly mystical quality of the great Gnostic age of Basilides and Valentinus. He is less squeamish about tackling the Gnostics often bizarre ritualistic practices (as they come down to us through their Christian opponents), and he makes a decent case in rescuing their complex ideology from being that as simply 'world hating'.


    3. Upped to 5 stars after a second reading.The Gnostic attitude repudiates history and dogma: enlightenment is to be achieved from within. Moreover, resources on Gnosticism are scant, and many extant works were written through the hostile lens of the Church. How fitting then that this book attempts first and foremost to reconstruct and impart glimpses of the inner life of the Gnostics--historical survey is only a secondary concern. The first part is correspondingly a Gnostic meditation on 'The Work [...]


    4. Fascinating attempt at understanding Gnosticism via tracing it back to basic phenomenological experiences.


    5. A wonderful essay on the life and times of this religious movement that stirred the christian world for a few centuries. Easily read, lets you know the movement's main branches and protagonists and keeps you curious and interested in each page.To be honest, I doubt this is an objective depiction of the gnostics. Some of them are presented something as poets of religious doctrines rather than religious leaders. Then you need to read something from the side that likes Gnostics, since they have muc [...]


    6. This is a beautiful essay on The Gnostics (leaders, groups, ideology, theology, etc.). It's a short tome, but the writing is beautiful and waxes poetic as it tries to embody the ideology through it's performance on the page. The essay isn't interested in being didactic or overly historical, and is written in a very personal manner which makes it very unique and more engaging. If I were to teach a class on gnosticism, this would definitely be on my required reading list.


    7. History has made every attempt to destory all records of the gnostic belief. History is written by the victors and Christianity stomped Gnosticism out millenia ago. This book examines the information available and tries to piece together a model we can understand. An impossible undertaking which was done reasonably well. Overall, it was ok.


    8. Not so much a scholarly work, but a poetic meditation on the gnostics. I've sited this book in more than on paper.






    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *