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  1. says:

    This is the second time I've read this book; the first time was about a decade ago I considered it one of my favorite books back the

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    One of the better books on Gnosticism that I have read Jacues Lacarriere writes in a poetic way that helps evoke the overtly mystical uality of

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    This book is a lyrical meditation on ancient gnosticism as the 'betrayal' of the physical cosmos It is beautifully written

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    Upped to 5 stars after a second readingThe Gnostic attitude repudiates history and dogma enlightenment is to be achieved from within Moreover resources on Gnosticism are scant and many extant works were written through the hostile lens of the Church How fitting then that this book attempts first and foremost to reconstru

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    A wonderful essay on the life and times of this religious movement that stirred the christian world for a few centuries Easily read lets you know the movement's main branches and protagonists and keeps you curious and int

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    This is a beautiful essay on The Gnostics leaders groups ideology theology etc It's a short tome but the writing is beautiful and waxes poetic as it tries to embody the ideology through it's performance on the page The essay

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    I have always been amazed by gnostics and their views on life and our existence they were always enigma in the history of our civilization maybe they spoke the truth and because of that they were crushed by establishment and it's main device th

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    I very interesting overview of Gnostic thought from it's early Christian beginnings This is not as much an histori

  9. says:

    Such a wonderful piece At some points I was wondering if this is a novel or a historical essay The book was highl

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    Fascinating attempt at understanding Gnosticism via tracing it back to basic phenomenological experiences

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S documentation is impeccable It is as convincing a reconstruction of the way the Gnostics lived and thought as DH Lawrence’s intuitive recreation of the vanished Etruscans”“A remarkable book for both knowledge and the understanding of Gnostic texts so abstruse at first sight and for the poetical interpretation of the Gnostic movement across history Lacarriere is particularly well informed abou. 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T the various currents and undercurrents of Gnosticism and their perennial importance for the religious and the mystic mind”  Marguerite YourcenarJacues Lacrarriere 1925 2005 was a French writer who studied philosophy and classic literature and was known for his work as a critic journalist and essayist In 1991 he received le Grand Prix de l'Academie francaise The Great Prize of the French Academy. I very interesting overview of Gnostic thought from it s early Christian beginnings This is not as much an historical look but the approach of an essayist examining Gnostic thought and it s appeal to those who felt disenfranchised by the world around them

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Gnostics have always sought to “know” rather than to accept dogma and doctrine often to their peril This inuiry into Gnosticism examines the character history and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spiritual uest that originated in the ancient Near East and continues into the present dayLawrence Durrell writes “This is a strange and original essay a work of literature than of scholarship though it. One of the better books on Gnosticism that I have read Jacues Lacarriere writes in a poetic way that helps evoke the overtly mystical uality of the great Gnostic age of Basilides and Valentinus He is less sueamish about tackling the Gnostics often bizarre ritualistic practices as they come down to us through their Christian opponents and he makes a decent case in rescuing their complex ideology from being that as simply world hating

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  • Les Gnostiues
  • Jacques Lacarrière
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  • 02 May 2019
  • 9780872862432

About the Author: Jacques Lacarrière

Jacues Lacarrière 2 December 1925 – 17 September 2005 was a French writer born in Limoges He studied moral philosophy classical literature and Hindu philosophy and literature Professionally he was known as a prominent critic journalist and essayistA passionate admirer of ancient Greece and its mythology Lacarrière wrote about it extensively His essay L'été grec Greek Summer was an im