Tag Archives: Gnostic

Undiscovered Women in the Christian Tradition

Cultural bias against women has to a large extent been overcome in the societies of developed nations, however, the tradition and status of women is still unfortunately inferior to men around the world. Jesus strongly promoted the dignity and equality … Continue reading

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Gnosticism; Futile Ground

Gnosticism is called a heresy by some. According to tradition, a heretic is one who deviates from the true (christian) faith. But what defines that “true faith”? Who calls it that, and for what reasons? I have drifted way out … Continue reading

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Mary, Mystic of the Desert

The social status of women in the Bible has been limited for a long time but now contemporary discussion, new perspectives and spiritual debate are frequent and lively. The factual life stores of the many women named Mary will always … Continue reading

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Gnostic Ideas of Valentinus

Who is Valentinus?the Gospel of Truth 2nd century Valentinus lived in the 2nd century and considered a “Gnostic” (gnosis), Christian mystic and poet. Valentinus was born in Phrebonis in upper Egypt about 100 AD and began his career teaching in … Continue reading

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