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Various groups like the Mandaeans, Manicheans and Cathars are investigated.
Stephan's book allows the reader to make his own choices and interpretations, rather than forcing a "this is the way it is" attitude onto everything.
Bishop Hoeller's book is a first-rate introduction to Gnosticism in general, and I highly recommend his other books as well.
writer has too much ego and goes on tangents of persecution......he would have served the subject matter better to have tried to stay on point... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Priscilla Cantrell Smith
I found this book to be an excellent introductory book to the subject. However, it is not for the totally ignorant of the subject itself and related literature: if you have not... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sergio Contreras
Stephen Hoeller clearly states the current, as well as historical position of Gnosticism and guides the reader through the key concepts of Gnosis. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Greg Wright
After reading this book, I'm positive of only two things:
I still don't know much about Gnosticism and this book leans towards explaining what Gnosticism isn't. Read more
Like the title explains, A New Light on The Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing. This book was at a great price with very fast ship, thanks.Published 13 months ago by John M. Wasilnak
I'm reading for the second time. Then I'm on to explore the extensive "further reading" section. Got a copy today of THE NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY.Published 14 months ago by Kyle Prince
This is a very readable, interesting and comprehensive account of the content and history of Gnosticism. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Geoff Crocker
This is a must read for anyone who is interested in the origins and foundational thoughts of gnosticism. Very good read.Published 15 months ago by Watcher
It is very easy to waste a lot of money on books concerning Gnosticism. But if you are looking for an academic and personal exposition on Gnosticism through out time then this is... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Seth Clark