The Gnosis and Tragedy of the Yezidi

The Gnosis and Tragedy of the Yezidi

Being persecuted is a badge of honor for many religions, just as feeling persecuted is so intoxicating many of today’s sociopolitical movements. Victimhood paradoxically seems empowering, liberating, even divine — although much of the time it’s a diabolical grab for...
Is John’s Gospel Gnostic?

Is John’s Gospel Gnostic?

By Robert Price   Who Dares? As far back as the fourth-century faction of the Alogoi who wanted to bar the Fourth Gospel from the emerging New Testament canon,[i] the Gospel of John has now and again been suspected of being Gnostic in character. The greatest...
A Definition of Gnosticism Even Saklas Will Get

A Definition of Gnosticism Even Saklas Will Get

I truly enjoyed our episode on Gnostic cinema with Fryderyk Kwiatkowski. Modern Gnostic Gospels are just as important as ancient ones, I contend. While preparing for the interview (and we discussed it during the interview), I discovered a very approachable definition...
Amorous Archons in Eden and Corinth

Amorous Archons in Eden and Corinth

By Robert Price   A preoccupation with the textual minutiae of Scripture may stem from either a strict belief in verbal inspiration or simply the scholarly love of trivia, but in any case few Bible students can resist a good exegetical puzzle. One of the most...