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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Hans Jonas – Wikipedia

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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 its weak point.

From Relifion, the free encyclopedia. Germany portal Biography portal Philosophy portal. Although Jonas’s study has since been superseded in some of its details, its synthetic approach provides a welcome corrective to the plethora of specialist studies on this topic, which all too often leave the reader wishing for greater clarity and perspective.

Dalton Mortimer rated it liked it Aug 15, Readable, eminently understandablewhich is the real miracle, considering the baroque nature of some of the source material. Though outdated by today’s standards, Hans Jonas has written a wonderful and insightful study into Gnosticism’s foundational teachings, the faith’s context within the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. He was sent to Italyand in the last phase of the war moved into Germany.


The existentialist bent–Jonas a student of Martin Heidegger–makes an interesting contrast to Pagel’s more orthodox view of gnostic religion as theistic. Not to be confused with Hans Joas.

Nov 10, Buy. Nihil rated it it was amazing Aug 14, So this second genesis story is that Dan Mother Fucking Brown is coming out with his new piece of conspiracy swill this week and I got such a hard on thinking that once again we will discover the truth in Mr. Share your thoughts with other customers. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Why are there two stories? Start reading The Gnostic Religion on your Kindle in under a minute. His academic studies under Heidegger had sharpened Jonas’s perception for the thought-world of Late Antiquity, which Jonas presents as one marked by a deep rift between self and world, world and God, and God and self.

This was written before the Egyptian discovery of all those gnostic texts. With that latter chapter now ending the book, and Jonas’s own narrative anchored in his encounter with Heidegger beginning it, the book now begins to point more broadly to appeal that the essence or spirit of Gnosticism has held out to those of us shaped by the problems of the modern world. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.


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Dave Schmidt rated it religiion it Dec 15, Don’t have a Kindle? From there he moved in to New York Citywhere he was to live for the rest of his life.

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The Gnostic Religion

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We are experiencing technical difficulties. Jonas insists that human survival depends on our efforts to care for our planet and its religipn. What does it mean to feel one is in a cosmos in which God is alien or absent? Inspired by Your Browsing History. He formulated a new and distinctive supreme principle of morality: