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Gnosis, Gnostiker

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This chapter presents a discussion on Gnosis and Gnostic. The topics on the name, age, Gnostic literature, the pre-Christian fundamental character of the movement, dualism, the unknown/god, faith in the mother, the rest of the world of the aeons, anthropological and soteriological fundamental view, the mysteries practice asceticism, relationship to Judaism and Christianity, the attraction for both religions: soteriology, influence of Christianity on the G, the development of Christianity, literature for Gnosis are described. A general overview of Gnostic, worship of the mother goddess, SchlangenkuItus, Cainites, Sethites, worship of primitive man, the system for Irish, the more complex systems: BarbeIognosis in Irish, loannis in the Apocryphon, the savagery of the Gnosis: Pistis Sophia and Coptic Gnostic writings, the Gnostics of Plotinus, Acta Thomae, the pre-Christian basic character, Heimat and development of the movement are also presented for Gnostic. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Apocryphon; Christianity; Gnosis; Gnostic; Judaism; mother goddess; soteriological fundamental view; worship

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