Kurt Rudolph (born 3 April ) is a German researcher of Gnosticism and Mandaeism. Born in Dresden, Rudolph studied Protestant theology, religion, history. Gnosis: the nature and history of an ancient religion. Front Cover. Kurt Rudolph, Robert McLachlan Wilson. T. & T. Clark, – Religion – pages. Translated by R. McL. WilsonA full-scale study based on the documents of the Coptic Gnostic library found at Nag Hammadi providing a comprehensive survey.

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Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism: Kurt Rudolph: T&T Clark

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. To ask other readers questions about Gnosisplease sign up. The more important Mandaean texts are the following: It consists of ritual books liturgies, prayers, hymns and commentaries, theological or mythological tractates, illustrated scrolls, legends, and magical texts. The best study of the Gnostic sects; great for a personal library as a great resource and reference. In some texts the soul ascending after death is escorted and saved by one of the saviors mentioned.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Views Read Edit View history. Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley, The Mandaeans. Christopher Kenneth-Lee rated it liked it Feb 28, A Characteristic of the Mandaean religion is the close connection between rituals and Gnostic ideas.

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Modern cultic structures are built of bricks, and often the ritual font is connected with the public water system. Since we do not know the names and dates of ridolph authors, redactors, or compilers, it is very difficult to give exact information about the origin and age of the literature. Whether reliable information about early Mandaean history in relation to the movement of the followers of John the Baptist can be derived from these tales is a problem that remains unsolved Rudolph,pp.


A real problem for research in Mandaeism is the understanding of the origin, growth, and development of Mandaean traditions. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He has also occupied himself with Islam and methodological questions in religious studies. Want to Read saving….

Lists with This Book. Hoomer rated it liked it Nov 11, Erick rated it it was amazing Khrt 16, The script of the texts was probably developed in the second century or earlier in order to preserve the more ancient religious tradition, which probably originated in Palestine and Syria and was brought orally to Mesopotamia.

Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism

Majid Fandi al-Mubaraki, ed. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Rudolph stresses that religious studies must be rational science and therefore has a duty to subject itself to a methodological atheism. The oldest Mandaean magical texts, written on bowls and lead tablets, can be dated to the third or fourth centuries C.

Cogent synopsis of the complex theology and history of Gnosticism proto-Christian, Christian, and other. The world of light is ruled by a sublime being who bears different names: Richter, Die Aufstiegspsalmen des Herakleides.

Jessica Kirtley rated it it was amazing Oct 02, No trivia or quizzes yet. The absence of sufficient historical evidence makes it difficult to trace the origin and early history of the Mandaeans Rudolph,pp. Apr 12, Sarah Pangloss rated it it was amazing. Derek Panther rated it it was ok Aug 19, In modern times, this term has increasingly been used for them by the Western scholarly tradition.


Refresh and try again. Preview — Gnosis by Kurt Rudolph. Languages Deutsch Polski Edit links. According to the Mandaean sources, the earliest self-appellations are: A similar but more extensive treatment of this material is found in Kurt Rudolph, Gnosis: Siimon murdnud reieluu ja surnud. For centuries the traditional cult sites have been the principal foci of the local communities.

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Idem, Gnostica – Mandaica – LiturgicaUppsala, Here his priority was the creation of a religion studies discipline that was independent of theology. This fact is in agreement with the indications of research into the history and traditions of Mandaean literature, especially the mythological and theological gnosiw Rudolph, ;pp.

Very often the nature of the texts create a problem for interpretation because early and late material is interwoven. The Nature and History of Gnosticism Harper,pp.

Jul 07, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: Clearly, for the Mandaeans John is not the founder of their religion but only one of their prominent representatives. The main powers of iurt world of darkness are a giant monster or dragon with the name Ur probably a polemic transformation of hebr. Stefan rated it really liked it Apr 23, No scholarly consensus has yet been reached with regard to source analysis and redaction.