Against the Protestant Gnostics (Heftet)


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1993
Antall sider: 368
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195084368
Kategori: Religion, historie og filosofi
Omtale: Against the Protestant Gnostics
Gnosticism is a term covering a group of heresies that for a time had great influence within the early church, including: belief in the existence of a hidden or secret revelation available only to the initiated; rejection of the physical world as evil or impure; and stress on the radical individuality of the spiritual self. In this book Philip Lee finds parallels between gnosticism and belief and practice in contemporary North American Proestantism. Sharply attacking conservatives and liberals alike, Lee spares no one in this penetrating and provocative assessment of the current stage of religion and its effects on values and society at large. The book concludes with a call for a return to orthodoxy and a series of prescriptions for reform. Lee will add a short preface for this paperback edition.

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