Fragments of a Faith Forgotten

G. R. S. Mead

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Fragments of a Faith Forgotten

Fragments of a Faith Forgotten Some short sketches among the Gnostics mainly of the first two centuries a contribution to the study of Christian Origins based on the most recently discovered materials I have written so that the ma

  • Title: Fragments of a Faith Forgotten
  • Author: G. R. S. Mead
  • ISBN: 9780922802227
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • Some short sketches among the Gnostics, mainly of the first two centuries a contribution to the study of Christian Origins based on the most recently discovered materials I have written so that the man of one language only may read from the first to the last page, without being forced to regret his ignorance of other tongues for I believe that the subject is of profoundSome short sketches among the Gnostics, mainly of the first two centuries a contribution to the study of Christian Origins based on the most recently discovered materials I have written so that the man of one language only may read from the first to the last page, without being forced to regret his ignorance of other tongues for I believe that the subject is of profoundly human interest, and not one of merely academical importance main object has been to hand on what the earliest Christian philosophers and teachers wrote and thought They seem to me to have written many beautiful things, and I, for my part, have learned through them to sense the work of the Great Master in a totally new light Contents Prolegomena Some Rough Outlines of the Background of the Gnosis General And Gnostic Christianity The Gnosis According to Its Foes Some Gnostic Fragments Recovered from the Polemical Writings of the Church Fathers Some Traces of the Gnosis in the Uncanonical Acts The Gnosis According to Its Friends Bibliographies.

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    1. Erik Graff on said:

      G.R.S. Mead was an officer in the early Theosophist Society, a member of its inner circle. This dubious association notwithstanding, he actually produced a number of significant books related to the early Christian Church and its religious environment.Given the date of composition, Fragments displays considerable erudition, mastery of the materials available at the time and a broad canvas representing what might loosely be termed "early gnosticism." Mead writes fluidly and clearly. His text is r [...]

    2. A on said:

      Finally back to reading this one. Mead is discussing the various early Christian Gnostic cults as filtered through the orthodox theologians of the era (Irenaenus, Justin Martyr, etc.). A lot is reiteration of what I already know, although I did learn the term "Ophite," which means serpent-worshiper. I'm going to have to reread the sections on pre-Christian Gnosticism since I seem to have forgotten most of it already.Note:You can read this book online at gnosis/library/grs-mea

    3. Virginia Nichols on said:

      1st pub 1906. On my to buy list. Full of valuable facts.

    4. Alexandru on said:

      A very good and interesting study. It is useful not just for the scholars, but also for those seeking the truth :)

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