The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones: Gnosticism, the Key to Esoteric Christianity (Paperback) 0-89314-427-4
New 2010 Edition -
The early Church attacked Gnosticism vigorously and relentlessly, recognizing these mystical philosophers as being the most formidable adversaries to the temporal power of Christian theology.
This work examines the relationship of Gnostic mysticism to the inner teachings of Plato, Valentinus, Basilden, Bardaisan, and others; the spiritual glory of ancient Alexandria; and the Gnostic essence of the Christian message.
Illustrated with reproductions of Gnostic artifacts.
ISBN: 0-89314-427-4 || Paperback. 172 pages.