Simon Magus: the First Gnostic?

By (author) Haar, Stephen

This latest comprehensive work on Simon Magus lends new impetus to the investigation of Early Christianity and questions surrounding the origin and nature of Gnosticism. Major contributions of this study include: (1), a departure from the traditional exegesis of Acts 8, 5-24 (the first narrative source of Simon), and the later following reports of ancient Christian writers; (2), an overview of the literature of Graeco-Roman antiquity to determine the contribution of "magic" and "the Magoi" in the development of perceptions and descriptions of Simon; and (3), the inclusion of social science explanation models and modern estimations of "identity", in a creative approach to questions surrounding the phenomenon of Simon.

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書名 Simon Magus: the First Gnostic?
著作者等 Haar, Stephen
シリーズ名 Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 119
出版元 Walter de Gruyter & Co.
刊行年月 2003.01.01
ページ数 408p
ISBN 9783110898828
ISSN 01716441
言語 英語
出版国 ドイツ