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SKELMANTHORPE LIONEL WICKHAM The spiritual seed. few decades Einar Thomassen has emerged as one of the most prominent scholars on Valentinian. Results 1 – 18 of 18 The Spiritual Seed: The Church of the “Valentinians” [Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies, Vol. 60] by Thomassen, Einar and a great. The Spiritual Seed – The Church of the ‘Valentinians’ by Einar Thomassen, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The book discusses the difference between the Eastern and the Western branches of Valentinianism, and argues that individual sources must always be understood in the context of the historical development of Valentinian doctrines.

The Spiritual Seed – The Church of the ‘Valentinians’

Skip to main content. Roelof Van Den Broek. First, there is the treatment of sources.

Even before its publication, this book was being hailed as the most important work on Valentinianism in the past sixty years, a comment that is also to be found on the back cover, quoting Birger Pearson. Thomassen is con- vinced that after a half century of intense scholarship, we are now at a stage where a completely fresh reconstruction of Valentinianism can be, and needs to be made.

Newcomers to the study of Valentinianism will profit from the book’s clear introduction to the important questions and figures, while specialists will find fresh insights and seasoned judgments on nearly every page. Its 32 chapters contain an exhaustive and careful analysis of all extant Valentinian literature from the Nag Hammadi library, the commentaries of Heracleon, Theodotus’ Excerpts, and Ptolemy’s Letter to Flora, and all the patristic testimonies that in turn were based on nearly a score of no-longer extant texts, well as all the fragmentary but non-systematic remains of psalms, homilies and letters that can be attributed to Valentinus himself.

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In western Valentinian systems, there is a shift away from redeeming the spirituals as they are already saved by nature to a soteriological processes focused toward the salvation of the psychics. The Spiritual Seed is now the definitive treatment of Valentinianism and its biblical and philosophical bases, a “must have” for all scholars-and their research libraries-of ancient Gnosticism, second-century Christian history and thought, and historians of later Greek philosophy.

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The result is a misbalanced treatment of the sources and issues. The Treatise on the Resurrection 12 Eastern soteriologies: Selected pages Title Page. Account Options Sign eunar. Looking for beautiful books? Dis- cussions of community formations, inter- and intra-group dynamics, gender roles and cultural accommodation or resistance are all lacking. Practicing Gnosis April D.

It eibar the first attempt to make full use of the Valentinian documents from Nag Hammadi as well as the reports of the Church Fathers. The book’s usefulness lies in its attempt to bring together for the first time all the sources so as to construct a coherent picture of Valentinian Christianity. Review quote “The author has a good sense of the philosophical and theological issues at stake and situates the tradition well in the intellectual world of the second century Book I Frank Williams.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Gnosis und Spatantike Religionsgeschichte Kurt Rudolph. Newcomers to the study of Valentinianism will profit from the book’s clear introduction to the important questions and figures, while specialists will find fresh insights and seasoned judgments on nearly every page.

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Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. The book discusses the difference between the Eastern and the Western branches of Valentinianism, and argues that individual sources must always be understood in the context of the historical development of Valentinian doctrines. This monograph will make a major contribution to the study of early Christian life and thought. Thomasssen, University of Nebraska at Lincoln show more.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Through his close einag of the often fragmentary ancient sources, Thomassen pieces together a compelling reconstruction of the history, teachings, and rituals of this fascinating branch of the early Tho,assen movement. This is the one book that anyone interested in Valentinian Christianity should read.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. There is also a great deal of forced exegesis in spiirtual book, where theological continuity is imposed upon the sources. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

It also analyses the ideas about the incarnation, protological theories, and initiation practice, as well as the dynamic relationship between these building-blocks of Valentinian doctrine.