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Published by Trinity Press International in Philadelphia .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.,
  • Gnosticism.,
  • Valentinians.

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Edition Notes

StatementElaine Pagels.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS2650.2 .P33 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 180 p. ;
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1706518M
ISBN 101563380390
LC Control Number92007932

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Paul & the Gnostics Hardcover – January 1, Paul & the Gnostics. Hardcover – January 1, by John E. Steely (Author), Walter Schmithals (Translator) › Visit Amazon's Walter Schmithals Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author.5/5(2). In this landmark work, Elaine Pagels demonstrates how evidence from gnostic sources may challenge the long-established assumption that Paul writes his letters to combat 'gnostic opponents' and to repudiate their claims to secret wisdom. Drawing upon evidence from a variety of gnostic sources, including the Nag Hammadi documents, Pagels demonstrates how gnostic writers not only failed to Pages: Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Mar 1, - Religion - pages. 0 Reviews. In this highly original work, Elaine Pagels demonstrates how evidence from gnostic sources may challenge the assumption.   The gnostic Paul gnostic exegesis of the Pauline letters 1st paperback ed. by Elaine Pagels. Published by Trinity Press International in Philadelphia. Written in EnglishCited by:

  The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters. Eugen Eugeni rated it it was amazing Their efforts were rewarded with success, and their orthodox view of Paul continued to predominate in Christian circles when this book came out, and I suspect it still does.   Book Overview. In this highly original work, Elaine Pagels demonstrates how evidence from gnostic sources may challenge the assumption that Paul writes his letters to combat gnostic opponents and to repudiate their claims to secret wisdom. Drawing upon evidence from the gnostic exegesis of Paul, including several Nag Hammadi texts, the author Cited by: must be through the Gnostic Faith/Knowledge of Paul When Calvin and Luther proclaimed the Epistles of Paul to be the most pure reflection of what Christ taught, the great truth they failed to comprehend was the missing spiritual dimension to the writings and theology of Paul's .   Paul, claims Pagels, was a Gnostic who promoted a radical social agenda in which the “flesh profits nothing”. Paul’s discussion of Jews and Gentiles is code for pyschics (soulish Christians) and pneumatics (spiritual Christians). Part of Paul’s message was the complete liberation of women of the bondage of pre-assigned gender roles.

Paul penned the book of Galatians because church members in Galatia were turning away from the true gospel and had embraced a false one (Galatians ). Early on, Paul had to establish his credentials - that the gospel he preached did not have its source in any man, as Gnostic ideas do, but had come directly from Jesus Christ (verses ). The idea is taken seriously by no one in NT scholarship today; even Elaine Pagels, the Gnostic-promoter premier, declines in her book The Gnostic Paul to say yea or nay to whether Paul was actually a Gnostic, instead concentrating on how the Gnostics interpreted Paul's letters. For this essay we have chosen to highlight two proponents of the Gnostic Paul (hereafter GP). Paul Gnostic In , after studying the epistles of Paul and comparing them with the gnosticism and the primitive Church, Pagels wrote the book The Gnostic Paul - Gnostic exegesis of the Pauline letters [1] (no translation into Portuguese). The book exposes that Paul of Tarsus was a gnostic whose influence in the direction of the primitive. The book goes through each letter written by Paul, interpreting it in Gnostic terms. For example the Letter to the Romans is about Gnostics obeying the "law" of the Christian church (where non-Gnostic Christian equals Jew in the letter).Reviews: