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Gnostics: A Spotter's Guide

What was gnosticism in the first place, and where did it come from?

Gnostics of the ancient world leave an intriguing body of texts and ideas - and incited horror in their detractors. But what was gnosticism in the first place, and where did it come from? What did the gnostics believe, and why? What do we know about them, and how? This talk introduces gnostics, the extreme radicals of the ancient world. A religious and philosophy scholar, Dr Jonathan Hill studied and taught at Oxford University, and is the author of numerous books, including The Big Questions, The History of Christian Thought, The Crucible of Christianity, and Christianity: How a Despised Sect from a Minority Religion Came to Dominate the Roman Empire. He is a gifted and engaging speaker with a appreciation of the pagan ancient world, who returns to Treadwell's due to popular demand.
Price: £7.00
Time: 7.15 for a 7.30 start


Dr Jonathan Hill | talks


Date and Time:

5 January 2011 at 7:15 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



Treadwell's Books
33 Store Street
020 7419 8507

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