Category Archives: Gnosticism

Comic Confusion

My general formula for deciding what comics to read consists of seeing what looks interesting on the shelves at the library. The problem is that a lot of what I see there is a follow-up to something else, and even … Continue reading

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Reaching Across the Aisle

The Acts of Simon Magus in the First Century AD: A Search in Secret Egypt, by Glendenning Cram – I read a review copy of this after the author commented on my blog post on Simon Magus, and announced that … Continue reading

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Splitting the Adam

There are quite a few things I don’t really get about the Adam and Eve story, but one that I thought of recently involves the notion of being fruitful and multiplying. Actually, this isn’t part of the same story, but … Continue reading

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Save Our Souls

There’s a saying that I’m sure you’ve come across on occasion: “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” It’s often misattributed to C.S. Lewis, but I don’t think he ever actually said anything of … Continue reading

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Modern-Day Marcionism

I’ve read a few times about the Marcionites, an early Christian sect that had significant influence but was declared heretical. It has some ideas in common with Christian Gnosticism, but lacks the emphasis on secret teachings. Instead, Marcion held that … Continue reading

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Gladly the Chrono Cross I’d Bear

Chrono Trigger is a somewhat unusual game in that it kills off its main character. The hero, known as “Crono” because the game only allows for five-character names, is taken out by the alien parasite Lavos in the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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A Kiss Before Crucifying

The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed, by Bart D. Ehrman – This author is one of my favorite writers on early Christianity, and here he looks primarily at this gospel, which was apparently … Continue reading

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