Category Archives: Gnosticism

What does Manichean Iconography tell us about Manichean doctrine?

G.K. Chesterton, with his usual wit, candor and insight, said in Orthodoxy, which I read over this past summer, the following: Even when I thought, with most other well-informed, though unscholarly, people, that Buddhism and Christianity were alike, there was one thing … Continue reading

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The Gnostic paradox in the Gospel of Judas

The Gospel of Judas is an oft misunderstood (even abused) Gnostic text which portrays Judas not in a positive light, but in a radically negative light. As a matter of fact, Judas in this Gospel, is intended to represent the … Continue reading

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Christ as the True Serpent

The Garden of Eden episode is well known among Christians, for whom it signifies profound religious and theological implications. Often, however, Christians are guilty of reading into the Genesis account elements which are only features of the story as it … Continue reading

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Jesus Kissing Mary Magdalene, and the Da Vinci mistake

There is a very common misunderstanding of the Gospel of Philip, which has been promoted by Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code.” Of course, it isn’t the only mistake Dan Brown has made, but it is one of the more … Continue reading

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An affinity between classic Gnostic Soteriology and Reformed Soteriology?

I have always found that there is a curious similarity between the classical Gnostic myth’s (that is, the basic sketch provided by the heresiologists, including foremost Irenaeus of Lyons, along with the sketch provided in the Apocryphon of John – … Continue reading

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