The idea of a deficient Demiurge was widespread in early Christian times. Why? Between a literal reading of the Hebrew Bible and pagan polemics, the moral and authoritative standing of the creator was fiercely questioned. From Egyptian priests to Gnostic sects, from Paul to Marcion, we read the ancient Yelp reviews of Yahweh. As a bonus, I provide a spanning exposition of the Sethians, including theology, history, culture, and impact.
Astral Guest – Dr. David Litwa, author of The Evil Creator: Origins of an Early Christian Idea.
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