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...
The Four Categories of Gnostic Religious Rites

The Four Categories of Gnostic Religious Rites

One of the most impactful releases in Gnostic studies in years is the recent The Gnostic New Age by April DeConick. As Birger Pearson writes, the book is a “paradigm shift in our understanding of religion, breaking new ground in scholarship on Gnosticism.” I certainly...
Do Gnostics Believe in Charity and Good Works?

Do Gnostics Believe in Charity and Good Works?

  An assumption exists that the Gnostics were only interested in taking astral flights to supernal dimensions or mining the depths of their subconscious for the gem called the Divine Spark. The world was a nagging distraction to overcoming the Archons that ruled...
Did the Gnostics Believe in Hell?

Did the Gnostics Believe in Hell?

The doctrine of Hell may have lost some of its fire in the modern world. Many scholars and theologians now argue that eternal damnation was never in the minds of early Christians or even the words of Jesus. One ancient Christian tradition where the traditional view of...