Other Voices of Gnosticism: Interviews with Leading Writers and Scholars Including Tobias Churton, Nicola Denzey-Lewis, Richard Smoley, Gary Lachman, Stephan Hoeller, David Brakke Robert M. Price, Eric G. Wilson, Sean Martin, Daniel C. Matt, Willis Barnstone and Others (英語) ペーパーバック – 2016/11/11
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For several years, Miguel Conner has engaged the most prominent writers and scholars on Gnosticism and early Christianity on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. The acclaimed Voices of Gnosticism collected interviews with academic scholars of Gnosticism. Now in Other Voices of Gnosticism Miguel Conner extends his net to include leading writings such as Richard Smoley, Gary Lachman and Tobias Churton.
Miguel and his guests discuss all aspects of Gnosticism: from Hermes Trismegistus to William Blake, from C.G. Jung to Philip K Dick, from the ancient Sethians and Valentinians to the medieval Cathars and the Mandaeans, the only surviving Gnostic sect.
Tobias Churton - Nicola Denzey-Lewis - Richard Smoley - Gary Lachman - Stephan Hoeller - David Brakke - Robert Price - Eric G. Wilson - Nathaniel Deutsch - Sean Martin - Erik Davis - Daniel C. Matt - Willis Barnstone - Ismo Dunderberg
Praise for Voices of Gnosticism:
"Gets at the Gnostics as they were, not as many people today would like them to be."
Bruce Chilton, author of The Way of Jesus and Rabbi Paul
"Sophia and her aeonic friends should be delighted."
Marvin Meyer, author of The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus, The Gospels of Mary
"You are holding in your hands a Gnostic gem, a book that contains the rich wisdom of thirteen world-renowned scholars who study Gnosticism and the classical world."
April D. DeConick, author of The Thirteenth Apostle
Obviously, Miguel Conner has done his homework. The questions he asks the interviewees make it clear he is familiar with their material. Also that he has done an incredible amount of in depth reading on theology, the Gnostics, philosophy, history, and anything else germane to the subject. He didn't just stop with his own pet theory, the error of far too many alt. gospel promoters. Some of whom he has had on Aeon Byte Gnostic radio; it is, after all, good to consider all voices. Plus, as Eric G. Wilson noted in his segment on William Blake, "the primary way to break out of these tyrannical forms that society imposes upon us is to learn to value your own unique experience, trying to shatter those manacles of mind..." Which includes not imposing new ones.
Sure, the class smart kids don't know everything and the quiet dumb kid in the back of the room may have seen something no one else noticed. But reading what experts have to say, like those in this book, is very helpful for understanding what meaning there may be in personal experiences of non-consensus realities. Negotiating those spaces is difficult and sometimes even dangerous. No, the map is not the territory, but it sure helps to have a decent guidebook.
If you want to know all about Gnosticism, this is one of the sources you need. Amazing book! ¡Un libro excelente!