Essence Of The Gnostics

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For what is it that the All lacked, if not the knowledge of the Father?' - Gnostic text from the Gospel of Truth.

Long before there was a system of belief called Gnosticism, there were those who reached for a special intimate knowledge of God and His mysterious ways. The possession of such knowledge, they believed, would bring salvation from suffering.

Delving into Gnosticism`s origins in ancient Hebrew and Egyptian religion before moving on to the subjugation Gnostics have faced for their beliefs, this work gives a great introduction to the movement as well as exploring its presence in the modern day.

Bernard Simon