Kurt Rudolph (born 3 April ) is a German researcher of Gnosticism and Mandaeism. Born in Dresden, Rudolph studied Protestant theology, religion, history. Gnosis: the nature and history of an ancient religion. Front Cover. Kurt Rudolph, Robert McLachlan Wilson. T. & T. Clark, – Religion – pages. Translated by R. McL. WilsonA full-scale study based on the documents of the Coptic Gnostic library found at Nag Hammadi providing a comprehensive survey.

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Similar texts are still unpublished. In some texts the soul ascending after death is escorted and saved by one of the saviors mentioned.

Doctrine theology and mythology: The written tradition of this small community is quite extensive gnosid diverse Rudolph,pp. Kevin Pillay rated it it was amazing Mar 27, A Characteristic of the Mandaean religion is the close connection between rituals and Gnostic ideas. Such analyses would undoubtedly enable scholars to isolate early traditions and thus to trace their evolution throughout the extensive and diverse Mandaean literature.


A similar but more extensive treatment of this material is rjdolph in Kurt Rudolph, Gnosis: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Richter, Die Aufstiegspsalmen des Herakleides.

The Mandaean Religion by Kurt Rudolph — The Gnostic Society Library

During his work at the Universities of LeipzigChicago and Marburg and Santa Barbara University of Californiahe has acquired an international reputation as an expert in Gnosticism and Manichaeism. Subsequently, for six years he was research assistant while he worked in parallel towards doctorates in theology and as well as religious history.

Drower, The Mandaean of Iraq and Iran: A Selection of Gnostic Texts, Eng.

Ancient Texts and Modern PeopleOxford, Suzanne rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Kyrt Nature and History of Gnosticism Harper,pp. Apr 12, Sarah Pangloss rated it it was amazing. Studies in the Ritual of Mandaean BaptismUppsala, It consists of ritual books liturgies, prayers, hymns and commentaries, theological or mythological tractates, illustrated scrolls, legends, and magical texts.

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Stefan rated it really liked it Apr 23, This research points to the apparent origin of Mandaeism and to the history of influence on it by the surrounding cultural environment, which starts with the Jewish-Baptist and biblical features and with the old Mesopotamian after-effects especially in the magic textsthe kurtt Christian and Gnostic texts, and also the Iranian Persianin particular the Zoroastrian, traditions see below, sec. Inhe received his habilitation in religious history and comparative religion.


Otherwise the rituals were performed directly on the banks of the rivers or creeks close to the residences of the community. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism: Kurt Rudolph: T&T Clark

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