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Gnostic Morality Revisited

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by Ismo Dunderberg

    • Author

      Ismo Dunderberg

    • Book Format

      Hardcover

    • Publisher

      Mohr Siebeck

    • Published

      June 2015

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    While the early Christian texts discussed in this book are often treated as gnostic ones, they are here approached as witnesses to the views of educated Christians engaged in dialogue with philosophical traditions. Following the idea that ancient philosophical schools provided their adherents with ways of life, Ismo Dunderberg explores issues related to morality and lifestyle in non-canonical gospels and among groups that were gradually denounced as heretical in the church. He deals with the soul's progress from material concerns to a life dominated by spirit, the control of emotions, the avoidance of luxury, the ideal perfect human as a tool in moral instruction, classifications of humankind into distinct groups based on their moral advancement, and Christian debates about the value of martyrdom. In addition, he offers a critical review of some recent trends and attitudes in New Testament scholarship.

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    • Author

      Ismo Dunderberg

    • Book Format

      Hardcover

    • Publisher

      Mohr Siebeck

    • Published

      June 2015

    • Weight

      436g

    • Dimensions

      245 x 161 x 13 mm

    • ISBN

      9783161525674

    • ISBN-10

      3161525671

    • Eden Code

      4894561

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    • Author/Creator: Ismo Dunderberg

    • ISBN: 9783161525674

    • Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

    • Release Date: June 2015

    • Weight: 436g

    • Dimensions: 245 x 161 x 13 mm

    • Eden Code: 4894561


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