A Dictionary of Gnosticism
  • Author : Andrew Phillip Smith
  • Release Date : 17 March 2014
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 13 : 9780835630979

Download or read book entitled A Dictionary of Gnosticism written by Andrew Phillip Smith and published by Quest Books online. This book was released on 17 March 2014 with total pages 296. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Dictionary of Gnosticism is a scholarly yet accessible guide that covers the people, mythology, movements, scripture, and technical terms related to this pre-Christian Western religion. It contains nearly 1700 entries, from Aachiaram, an angel in the 'Secret Book of John to Zostrianos', a third-century Gnostic text, and is a reliable reference for the Nag Hammadi library and other Gnostic texts. An introduction explains who the Gnostics were and provides a whirlwind tour through the history of this captivating movement.