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How The Ancients Heard Resurrection: A Reply to David Bentley Hart

Eastern Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart has written an essay on the Pauline terms “spirit,” (πνευμα) “soul,” (ψυχη), and “flesh” (σαρξ), maintaining that modern readers are greatly (or perhaps completely) hindered in their understanding of them. He lays blame on a kind of “Protestant biblical scholarship” that is allegedly weighed down with all sorts of […]

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Gnosticism and Ritual

Kurt Rudolph’s Gnosis: The Nature & History of Gnosticism has probably been surpassed in influence by later work (such as that of Simone Pétrement and others) but it is nonetheless a rewarding read. Professor Rudolph interacts with the traditional sources on Gnosticism, as well as the findings of Nag Hammadi (which were new at the time of […]