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Gnostic Legacies

The Wilder Shores of Gnosis

This illustrated lecture explores fringe gnostic groups, some of whom are known only from isolated texts and scholarly guesswork. Here we find some very extraordinary beliefs indeed. Jonathan Hill also looks at how gnostics in general fitted into the religious landscape of later antiquity. Why did other Christians, and some pagans, react so strongly against them? Can traces of their ideas be found in the Hermetic corpus, in religions such as Manichaeism, Bogomilism, Catharism, occultism and even mainstream Christianity itself? What are we to make of gnosticism today? Dr Jonathan Hill studied and taught at Oxford University, and is the author of numerous books - and is a provocatively engaging speaker.
Price: £7.00
Time: 7.15 for a 7.30 start


Dr Jonathan Hill | talks


Date and Time:

26 January 2011 at 7:15 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



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