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Ancient Gnostics Uncovered

Basilides and the Sethians

This illustrated lecture brings alove the gnostics of the first and second centuries AD. Dr Hill introduces the intriguing gnostic Basilides, who also has a good claim to be the first systematic Christian theologian, and then then uncovers the Sethians, devotees of the Biblical Seth and self-proclaimed members of a spiritual elect. With the Sethians we meet creation by emanation, aeons, Yaldabaoth ('serpent with a lion's head'), the Demiurge, Sophia, archons, petty gods and the stealing back of stolen knowledge. Illustrated by slides, lively quotes, and insightful analysis - tonight's a great evening for heretics, magicians and scholars alike. Dr Jonathan Hill studied and taught at Oxford University, and is the author of numerous books - and is a fun and engaging speaker.
Price: £7.00
Time: 7.15 for a 7.30 start


Dr Jonathan Hill | talks


Date and Time:

12 January 2011 at 7:15 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



Treadwell's Books
33 Store Street
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