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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Kurt Rudolph

It consists of ritual books liturgies, prayers, hymns and commentaries, theological or mythological tractates, illustrated scrolls, legends, and magical texts. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

No scholarly consensus has yet been reached with regard to source analysis and redaction. Apr 12, Sarah Pangloss rated it it was amazing. Modern cultic structures are built of bricks, and often the ritual font is connected with the public water system. Nathaniel Williams rated it really liked it Dec 31, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Since we do not know the names and dates of the authors, redactors, or compilers, it is very difficult to give exact information about ghosis origin and age of the literature.

Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism

Michael rated it it was amazing May 10, Ben rated it liked it Dec 31, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ancient Texts and Modern PeopleOxford, To ask other readers questions about Gnosisplease sign up. The more important Mandaean texts are the following: He has also occupied himself with Islam and methodological questions in religious studies.


Kevin Pillay rated it it was amazing Mar 27, The Nature and History of Gnosticism Harper,pp. Siimon murdnud reieluu ja surnud. A real problem for research in Mandaeism is the understanding of the origin, growth, and development of Mandaean traditions. A similar but more extensive treatment of this material is found in Kurt Rudolph, Gnosis: Born in Dresden[1] Rudolph studied Protestant theologyreligionrudplph and Semitic at the universities of Greifswald and Leipzig in the years to A Selection of Gnostic Texts, Eng.

Refresh and try again. This thesis, which initially was fiercely gnosiz in German religious studies, is now largely a matter of consensus. Here his priority was the creation of a religion studies discipline that was independent of theology. The center of the Mandaean religion is the cult. Similar texts are still unpublished.

Christopher Kenneth-Lee rated it liked it Feb 28, Subsequently, for six years he was research assistant while he worked in parallel towards doctorates in theology and as well as religious history. 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. The Early Roman PeriodCambridge,pp.


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The salvation of souls is the main concern of the Mandaean religion. James Cook rated it gnossi was amazing Aug 23, They have their own priests and centers of worship mandiaside from which or in place of which there have recently been built cultural centers, especially in the non-Oriental areas.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Retrieved from ” https: During his work at the Universities of LeipzigChicago and Marburg and Santa Barbara University of California murt, he has acquired an rdolph reputation as an expert in Gnosticism and Manichaeism.

Coptic and Mandaean Sources, Oxford, A Characteristic of the Mandaean religion is the close connection between rituals and Gnostic ideas. Return to Book Page. Jessica Kirtley rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Want to Read saving….