Pistis Sophia: A Gnostic Gospel

Pistis Sophia A Gnostic Gospel Pistis Sophia A Gnostic Gospel translated by G R S Mead The Gnostics were composed of a number of early Christian mystical sects Their teachers were persecuted and documents destroyed because the Chu

  • Title: Pistis Sophia: A Gnostic Gospel
  • Author: G. R. S. Mead Anonymous
  • ISBN: 9781585092673
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pistis Sophia A Gnostic Gospel, translated by G.R.S Mead The Gnostics were composed of a number of early Christian mystical sects Their teachers were persecuted and documents destroyed because the Church desired a uniform set of beliefs to operate under Only now have we begun to better appreciate these early Christian mystics Pistis Sophia was the most important GnosPistis Sophia A Gnostic Gospel, translated by G.R.S Mead The Gnostics were composed of a number of early Christian mystical sects Their teachers were persecuted and documents destroyed because the Church desired a uniform set of beliefs to operate under Only now have we begun to better appreciate these early Christian mystics Pistis Sophia was the most important Gnostic document until the discovery and publication of The Nag Hammadi Library This work remains an important milestone in Gnostic research, on par with Nag Hammadi, and should be part of any serious study It is the story of how we, as spiritual beings, have fallen into the world of physical creation The soul is asleep here, bogged down in physical surroundings, unaware of its true nature The purpose of this gospel is to awaken us, and aid in the process of spiritual freedom.

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    1. I don't remember the first time I read it, but I recently reread it from beginnning to end and realize that every time I do I notice somthing more than before. Profound things that make you talk out loud to yourself.I'm impressed with all ancient books, I feel like they are windows into life in those times.

    2. Here you will find what might be called the classical "gnostic" text Representative of the Valentinian school, the Pistis Sophia (Faith and Wisdom personified in some sense) gives what often passes for the central myth of gnosticism. Readers of the recently disclosed (by National Geographic most popularly) Gospel of Judas will immediately note the similarity between their cosmological portions--not the point usually emphasized by commentators. I personally wonder at the mindset of the third-four [...]

    3. Sorry, people, but I don't agree with all the stars given to this book. The book is repetitive, boring and illogical at best. The book takes place some 11 years after Jesus' rise from the tomb. He's addressing his disciples in a Socratic method where Jesus makes a statement and disciple X asks him to explain it, or disciple X explains it himself or herself. Jesus notes there's a Realm of Light, a Realm of Middle Light and a Realm of Lower Light. What exactly is meant by the light isn't really ex [...]

    4. A most interesting readThere is a strange beauty in this work, and an even greater strangeness in its message. I have read many religious texts, but this one seems very fascinating and original. It is a form of Christianity, maybe more true to the original, yet vastly different from the canonical texts.Unfortunately, most of the language of the book is cryptic and covered with metaphors. As much information on Gnosticism had been lost, offering a correct interpretation is probably impossible. Be [...]

    5. La cura dell' edizione , affidata a Luigi Moraldi , è , come sempre sotto il sigillo di questa firma , ottima .Pistis Sophia è un crogiuolo di tradizioni religiose e paralleli letterari , una tappa intrigante per chi dopo la lettura dei Vangeli è rimasto con domande irrisolte e non è soddisfatto dalle risposte del Catechismo "ufficiale".Avvertenza : lo stile di scrittura non è amichevole - è un libro che richiede una certa dose di motivazione da parte di chi lo legge.

    6. Interesting readI think that it was inspired, but not by God, and I don't believe it was written by Mary. Sounds like the viewpoint of Lucifer the angel who was cast out of heaven and resentful and whiny about it.

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