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Gnosis/Knowledge
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The notion of gnosis (γνῶσις) is that of knowledge, often regarded as secret or reserved to some “perfect” people, from γιγνώσκω, “I know.” This concept of “gnosis” was central not only to the thought of the “gnostics,” belonging to th…

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Ramelli, Ilaria L.E., “Gnosis/Knowledge”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 15 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00001440>
First published online: 2018



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