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Gnostics have always sought to “know” rather than to accept dogma and doctrine often to their peril This inuiry into Gnosticism examines the character history and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spiritual uest that originated in the ancient Near East and continues into the present dayLawrence Durrell writes “This is a strange and original essay a work of literature than of scholarship thou. This book is a lyrical meditation on ancient gnosticism as the betrayal of the physical cosmos It is beautifully written L Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya peril This inuiry into Gnosticism examines the character history and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spiritual uest that originated in the ancient Near East and continues into the Twisted present dayLawrence Durrell writes “This is a strange and original essay a work of literature than of scholarship thou. This book is a lyrical meditation on ancient gnosticism as the betrayal of the The Exploration of the Male Anatomy physical cosmos It is beautifully written L

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Gh its documentation is impeccable It is as convincing a reconstruction of the way the Gnostics lived and thought as DH Lawrence’s intuitive recreation of the vanished Etruscans”“A remarkable book for both knowledge and the understanding of Gnostic texts so abstruse at first sight and for the poetical interpretation of the Gnostic movement across history Lacarriere is particularly well inf. Upped to 5 stars after a second readingThe Gnostic attitude repudiates history and dogma enlightenment is to be achieved fro

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Ormed about the various currents and undercurrents of Gnosticism and their perennial importance for the religious and the mystic mind”  Marguerite YourcenarJacues Lacrarrierewas a French writer who studied philosophy and classic literature and was known for his work as a critic journalist and essayist In he received le Grand Prix de l'Academie francaise The Great Prize of the French Academy.. Such a wonderful piece At some points I was wondering if this is a novel or a historical essay The book was highly recommend

  • Paperback
  • 128
  • Les Gnostiues
  • Jacques Lacarrière
  • English
  • 13 July 2018
  • 9780872862432

About the Author: Jacques Lacarrière

Jacues Lacarrière December – September was a French writer born in Limoges He studied moral philosophy classical literature and Hindu philosophy and literature Professionally he was known as a prominent critic journalist and essayistA passionate admirer of ancient Greece and its mythology Lacarrière wrote about it extensively His essay L'été grec Greek Summer was an im.



10 thoughts on “Les Gnostiues

  1. says:

    This is the second time I've read this book; the first time was about a decade ago I considered it one of my favorite books back then and had recommended it to a number of friends Reading it again I do remember the beauty of the writer's thoughts I was mesmerized by the topic the a history of the gnostics I include this book in my l

  2. says:

    One of the better books on Gnosticism that I have read Jacues Lacarriere writes in a poetic way that helps evoke

  3. says:

    This book is a lyrical meditation on ancient gnosticism as the 'betrayal' of the physical cosmos It is beautifully written Lacarriere has heavyweight fans like Lawrence Durrell and Marguerite YourcenarLacarriere nicely conveys the alienated hor

  4. says:

    Upped to 5 stars after a second readingThe Gnostic attitude repudiates history and dogma enlightenment is to be achieved fro

  5. says:

    A wonderful essay on the life and times of this religious movement that stirred the christian world for a few centuries Easily read lets you know the movement's main branches and protagonists and keeps you curious and interested in each pageTo be honest I doubt this is an objective depiction of the gnostics So

  6. says:

    This is a beautiful essay on The Gnostics leaders groups ideology theology etc It's a short tome but the writing is beautiful and waxes poetic as it tries to embody the ideology through it's performance on the page The es

  7. says:

    I have always been amazed by gnostics and their views on life and our existence they were always enigma in the history of our civilization maybe they spoke the truth and because of that they were crushed by establishment and it's main device the church Jacues Lacarriere essay is crucial one to understand about who were they what they believed and what they preached This essay is philosophical one than histori

  8. says:

    I very interesting overview of Gnostic thought from it's early Christian beginnings This is not as much an historical look but the approach of an essayist examining Gnostic thought and it's appeal to those who felt disenfranchised by the world around them

  9. says:

    Such a wonderful piece At some points I was wondering if this is a novel or a historical essay The book was highly recommended by Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell I think Durrell gave it to Miller A lot to be learned from Lacarriere

  10. says:

    Fascinating attempt at understanding Gnosticism via tracing it back to basic phenomenological experiences

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