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Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 17:01:41 +0000 (GMT)
From: Josh Geller 
Subject: Re: (urth) Gnostic Wolfe vs CE Wolfe

On Mon, 28 Oct 2002, tom wrote:
> James Wynn writes:

>> Gnostics (as far as we know) weren't all that pessimistic, really.

Modern ones generally aren't.

>> Compared to doctrines like Sheol and predestination, Gnostics
>> were positively euphoric.

>> It's best to read this entire entry [on Gnosticism from the CE) as an
>> outdated (almost 100 year old) polemic by an ancient enemy of the Gnostics,
>> rather than a serious analysis.

You should see their article on Bruno.

> I might suggest Elaine Pagels' _The Gnostic Gospels_ for those looking
> to read up on the Gnostics,

Why? The Nag Hammadi library is readily available.



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