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Mystery and Secrecy in the Nag Hammadi Collection and Other Ancient Literature free pdf Mystery and secrecy were central concepts in the ritual, rhetoric, and sociological stratification of antique Mediterranean religions. That the ultimate nature and workings of the divine were secret, and either could not or should not be revealed except as a mystery for the initiated, was widely accepted among Pagans, Jews, and then Christians, both Gnostic and otherwise. The similarities and differences in the language of mystery and secrecy across religious and cultural borders are thus crucial for understanding this important period of the history of religions. The present anthology aims to present and analyze a wide selection of sources elucidating this theme, reflecting the correspondingly wide scholarly interests of Professor Einar Thomassen in honor of his 60th birthday.

About Christian H. Bull

Liv Ingeborg Lied, Dr.Art. (2007) in the History of Religions, University of Bergen (Norway), is Associate Professor in Religious Studies at MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo. She has published on the Pseudepigrapha and their reception history. Christian H. Bull, is Ph.D-student in the History of Religions, University of Bergen (Norway). He has published on Hermetism. John D. Turner, Ph.D. (Duke, 1970) in Religion, is Cotner Professor of Religious Studies and C. J. Mach University Professor of Classics and History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in Biblical Studies, Gnosticism, and the History of Hellenistic/Graeco-Roman Religions.

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Author : Christian H. Bull
Publisher : Brill
Data Published : 28 October 2011
ISBN : 9004212078
EAN : 9789004212077
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 540 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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