Against the Protestant Gnostics


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Since the discovery of original gnostic documents at Nag Hammadi in 1945, many scholars have recognized a familiar presence within this ancient heresy. To some authors the main features of gnosticism--belief in a secret revelation available only to an initiated elite, rejection of the physical world, and escape into the self--seemed reminiscent of modern cult groups and secular movements. However, Philip Lee, noting that most of the early gnostics were firmly ensconced within the Church, locates modern gnosticism within the ...

Against the Protestant Gnostics 1993, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195084368

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Against the Protestant Gnostics 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195040678