From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas
Author(s): David Brakke
Series: Great Courses
Genre: Religion
DVD - unabridged
Video (9 discs)
Product Number: GV0419
Released: Oct 20, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490699929
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"The three centuries following the death of Jesus were a momentous and turbulent era in Western religious thought. During this time, as Christianity began its massive ascent, distancing itself from paganism and Judaism, other important currents of religious belief appeared, in what became an epoch of intense theological conflict and debate. In this age of burgeoning faith, few if any influences on the theological landscape were as significant or far-reaching as the religious movements known to us as Gnosticism. Gnosticism, one of the most fascinating and perplexing phenomena in Western religious history, intersected deeply with early Christian thought, sparking religious ideologies that competed with the theological thinking that came to define Christianity. And, though Gnosticism was eventually branded as heretical by the emerging orthodox church, the church formed many of its most central doctrines in response to Gnostic ideas."

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Author(s): David Brakke
Narrator(s): David Brakke
Genre: Religion
Product Number Z100016843
Released: Oct 14, 2015
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ISBN: #9781682766323

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