John The Baptist And The Last Gnostics

Author: Andrew Phillip Smith
Editor: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780289138
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Are there still Gnostics and can their roots be chased back to John the Baptist? Among the casualties of the western intervention in Iraq and the recent activities of ISIS are the Mandeans of Southern Iraq. These peace-loving people are now fleeing to the west . They are the last Gnostics, the only surviving remnant of the ancient sects who taught the direct knowledge of God, created their own gospels and myths and were persecuted as heretical by the church in the second and third centuries. The Mandeans place weekly river baptisms at the centre of their religious life and the primary exemplar of their religion is none other than John the Baptist. What is the real history of this mysterious and long lived sect? Can the Mandean peoples really be traced back to the first century? And who was John the Baptist? This book follows the history of the Mandeans from their present plight back through their earliest encounters with the West, their place in Islamic counties, their possible influence on the Templars, back to their origins as a first century baptismal sect connected to John the Baptist and beyond.
John the Baptist and the Last Gnostics
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Andrew Phillip Smith
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-16 - Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

Are there still Gnostics and can their roots be chased back to John the Baptist? Among the casualties of the western intervention in Iraq and the recent activities of ISIS are the Mandeans of Southern Iraq. These peace-loving people are now fleeing to the west . They are the last
The Secret History of the Gnostics
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Andrew Philip Smith
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-19 - Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

Gnosticism has travelled a fascinating path, from the Manichaeans in Persia between the 3rd and 7th centuries, to the triumphs and tragedies of the Cathars in southern Europe between the 12th and 14th centuries, to, finally, today's Mandaeans in Iraq. However the revival of Gnosticism extends further than these sects,
John the Baptist and The Last Gnostics
Language: en
Pages: 476
Authors: Andrew Philip Smith
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-23 - Publisher:

Are there still Gnostics and can their roots be chased back to John the Baptist? Among the casualties of the western intervention in Iraq and the recent activities of ISIS are the Mandaeans of Southern Iraq. These peace-loving people are now fleeing to the west. They are the last Gnostics,
The Mandaeans
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Edmundo Lupieri
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-11-07 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

"The book is made even more valuable by the inclusion of an extensive anthology of translated Mandaean texts, complete with notes. This collection of writings presents the spiritual world of Mandaeanism with fragments of mythical-theological texts and pages of ethical and historical meditations."--BOOK JACKET.
Baptist Traditions and Q
Language: en
Pages: 309
Authors: Clare K. Rothschild
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

Clare K. Rothschild offers the first comprehensive examination of why current models of Q feature traditions concerning John the Baptist both prominently and favorably. A close hermeneutical investigation of the NT Gospels, including literary phenomena such as the double attribution of sayings to John and to Jesus, contradictions among sayings