Gnosis/Gnosticism(8,424 words)

I. Religious Studies – II. Christianity – III. Philosophy – IV. Judaism – V. Islam

I. Religious Studies

Gnosis (Gk γνῶσις/gnṓsis, “knowledge”) is a particular form of religious knowledge that brings salvation per se. It is not dependent on a particular object but has its value and its justification in itself. It is total knowledge, since it overcomes the dichotomy between subject and object – in fact every dichotomy –, because it is abso…

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"Gnosis/Gnosticism." Religion Past and Present. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 29 July 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/religion-past-and-present/gnosis-gnosticism-COM_08775>
First appeared online: 2011
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