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Kurt Rudolph (born 3 April ) is a German researcher of Gnosticism and Mandaeism. Born in Dresden, Rudolph studied Protestant theology, religion, history. Gnosis: the nature and history of an ancient religion. Front Cover. Kurt Rudolph, Robert McLachlan Wilson. T. & T. Clark, – Religion – pages. Translated by R. McL. WilsonA full-scale study based on the documents of the Coptic Gnostic library found at Nag Hammadi providing a comprehensive survey.

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Languages Deutsch Polski Edit links. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nicole rated it really liked it Sep 23, Hoomer rated it liked it Nov 11, The more important Mandaean texts are the following: Rudolph stresses that religious studies must be rational science and therefore has a duty to subject itself to a methodological atheism.

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The salvation of souls is the main concern of the Mandaean religion. Doctrine theology tudolph mythology: James Cook rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Majid Fandi al-Mubaraki, ed.

Here, only a brief summary of the main lines of Mandaean theology and mythology can be presented Rudolph, ;pp. To ask other readers questions about Gnosisplease sign up.

Very often the nature of the texts create a problem for interpretation because early and late material is interwoven. Sep 21, Marianne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Coptic and Mandaean Sources, Oxford, This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat Born in Dresden[1] Rudolph studied Protestant theologyreligionhistory and Semitic at the universities of Greifswald and Leipzig in the years to A similar but more extensive treatment of this material is found in Kurt Rudolph, Gnosis: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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Inhe received his habilitation in religious history and comparative religion. He lives in Marburg.

Subsequently, for six years he was research assistant while he worked in parallel towards doctorates in theology and as well as eudolph history. Apr 12, Sarah Pangloss rated it it was amazing.

Paperbackpages. Jessica Kirtley rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Lists with This Book. Such analyses would undoubtedly enable scholars to isolate early traditions and thus to trace their evolution throughout the extensive and diverse Mandaean literature. Presents a readable and appealing introduction to what otherwise might seem an inaccessible religion of late antiquity. The Nature and History of Gnosticism Harper,pp. Megan rated it really liked it Feb 03, The Early Roman PeriodCambridge,pp.

A Characteristic of the Mandaean religion is the close connection between rituals and Gnostic ideas. Andrew rated it liked it Feb 28, Leiden,New York, According to the Mandaean sources, the earliest self-appellations are: Erick rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Otherwise the rituals were performed directly on the banks of the rivers or creeks close to the residences of the community.

Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism: Kurt Rudolph: T&T Clark

Want to Read saving…. Stefan rated it really liked it Apr 23, However, since the mids, the Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran have partly changed the tradition of their cultic areas in order to avoid polluted streams and rivers.


Refresh and try again. A real problem for research in Mandaeism ,urt the understanding of the origin, growth, and development of Mandaean traditions. It consists of two main parts: The world of light is ruled by a sublime being who bears different names: He has also occupied himself with Islam and methodological questions in religious studies.

Ancient Texts and Modern PeopleOxford, In modern times, this term has increasingly been used for them by the Western scholarly tradition. Preview — Gnosis by Kurt Rudolph. Suzanne rudolh it it was amazing Jan 09, The oldest Mandaean magical texts, written on bowls and lead tablets, can be dated to the third or fourth centuries C.

I was so glad when it was over. The center of the Mandaean religion is the cult. Since we do not know the names and dates of the authors, redactors, or compilers, it is very difficult to give exact information about the origin and age of the literature. Similar texts are still unpublished. Jul 07, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: Christopher Kenneth-Lee rated it liked it Feb 28, Thanks for telling us about the problem.