Where apocalypticism meets gnosticism: 1 Cor 2:6-8

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Giuseppe
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Where apocalypticism meets gnosticism: 1 Cor 2:6-8

Post by Giuseppe » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:14 am


Interestingly he sees that the motif of concealment in the passage is common to both apocalyptic and gnostic language. While modern scholars may be reluctant to associate gnostic ideas with Paul (at most, perhaps, a sarcastic use of gnostic terms) few would disagree with Paul’s apocalypticism.

(source from Vridar, my bold)
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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