Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Johannine Literature And Gnosticism

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Throughout early Christianity, the Gospel of John held a special attraction for Gnostics. This chapter examines several aspects of the Gospel that are often thought to reflect Gnostic thought and to compare the Johannine view with similar features found in Gnosticism. Gnosticism as an overall phenomenon is notoriously difficult to define and the Nag Hammadi documents demonstrate well the considerable variety of forms that it can take. The author calls attention to the view of specialists in the study of Gnosticism that the origins of Gnosticism lay in the re-interpretation of Jewish materials. The chapter provides a clearer perspective on the Gospel and its relation to Gnosticism.

Keywords: Gnosticism; Johannine literature; Nag Hammadi documents

10.1163/ej.9789004187696.i-336.74
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004187696.i-336.74
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    From Judaism to Christianity: Tradition and Transition — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation