The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity (Paperback)

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The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity
Hans Jonas (1903-1993) was a distinguished philosopher specializing in political science, theology, and bioethics. His published works include The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God & the Beginning of Christianity; The Phenomenon of Life: Toward a Philosophical Biology; and The Imperative of Responsibility: In Search of Ethics for the Technological Age.

Product Details ISBN: 9780807058015
ISBN-10: 0807058017
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: January 16th, 2001
Pages: 396
Language: English
"Using the few sources available to him with penetrating insight, Jonas reconstructed the Gnostic worldview ... The Gnostic Religion remains, even today, the classic introduction" – Elaine Pagels, author of The Origin of Satan

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A fascinating exposition with copious quotations, of what is known of Gnosticism ... Dr. Jonas writes with authority, passion, and precision about this long-forgotten religion" – The New Yorker