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Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism

Rudolph, Kurt, and Wilson, Robert McLachlan (Translation edited by)

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ISBN 10: 0060670177 / ISBN 13: 9780060670177
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, 1983
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First edition. Blue cloth over boards. White woven ribbon marker. Text in English, German. 411p. Color & B&W photo plates. Fold-out line art Mideast map. Designed with border notes (annotations, reference points). Audience: General/trade. Considered the foremost interpreter of the Mandaean religion, prevelant in more modern times (1980s and earlier discussed in this book) in Iraq, its late antiquity history, and its influence on Christianity. Author considered authority on Gnosis and Gnoticism; Professor of History of Religions, Karl Mark University, Leipzig. Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Sun-darkening to DJ spine. Prior owner name in pencil. 1st US edition. 1983 Copyright T&T Clark Ltd., Edinburgh. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.25320001156

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Title: Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hard cover

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Presents a readable and appealing introduction to what otherwise might seem an inaccessible religion of late antiquity.

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'Kurt Rudolph is the world's leading expert on the only branch of Gnosticism that has survived down to the present. He also is the scholar who has the most authoritative overview of the whole Gnostic phenomenon....(His) popular survey of Gnosticism...does for the next generation what Hans Jonas's Gnostic Religion did for the generation just past: present a readable and appealing introduction to what otherwise might seem an inaccessible religion of late antiquity.' --James M. Robinson, General Editor, The Nag Hammadi Library in English

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