The Gnostic New Age

The Gnostic New Age

How A Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion From Antiquity to Today

Book - 2016
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In The Gnostic New Age, April D. DeConick recovers this vibrant underground history to prove that Gnosticism was not suppressed or defeated by the Catholic Church long ago, nor was the movement a fabrication to justify the violent repression of alternative forms of Christianity. Gnosticism alleviated human suffering, soothing feelings of existential brokenness and alientation through the promise of renewal as God. DeConick begins in ancient Egypt and follows with the rise of Gnosticism in the Middle Ages, the advent of theosophy and other occult movements in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and contemporary New Age spiritual philosophies.
Publisher: ©2016
New York :, Columbia University Press,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780231170765
0231170769
Branch Call Number: 299.93 DEC
Characteristics: x, 380 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.

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