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by lsayre
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Origen on John: "Without Him was nothing made... of what is in the earth and the creation."
Replies: 11
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Re: Origen on John: "Without Him was nothing made... of what is in the earth and the creation."

As to John 1:12-13, I clearly see the concept of being "born again" as well as the concepts of rising from Hylic to Psychic and from Psychic to Pneumatic within these verses.
by lsayre
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Social Context of 'Resurrection'
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: The Social Context of 'Resurrection'

Some Gnostic's appear to have held to a hierarchy for mankind wherein there were nominally three core types/states: 1) Hylic (or Somatic) man, who was matter bound and effectively thereby 'dead'. Dust you were, and dust you will become.... 2) Psychic man, who possessed a soul, but still apparently f...
by lsayre
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark's relation to Gnosticism...
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: Mark's relation to Gnosticism...

Mark seems to be at least somewhat ambiguous as to precisely whom it was that got placed upon the cross. Even as final redacted.
by lsayre
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Placement of the Gospels by the editor
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Placement of the Gospels by the editor

What if the Gospel of John came first, yet was intentionally placed last within the NT, such that by the time one reads the Gospel of John their mind is adequately and appropriately preconditioned whereby to gloss right over (and/or dismiss) its Gnosticism.
by lsayre
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The case for Post First War Paul?
Replies: 39
Views: 1232

Re: The case for Post First War Paul?

It's my opinion that if there ever was a living person who eventually came to be widely known by the name 'Paul', he was an obscure itinerant preacher who at some juncture in the past had traveled about revealing himself to be the living embodiment of a now 'risen' Chrestos (exclusively good god) wh...
by lsayre
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Minimal Marcion
Replies: 21
Views: 916

Re: Klinghardt's complete Marcion in English - let the (end)games truly begin

But if you really want to know, you can read Part I of my Commentary, and wait a few months for Part II. Or I could tell you right away that the father ... is really You. Or rather, the real You Is this intended to imply that the school which has left us with 'The Gospel Of Thomas' was fundamentall...
by lsayre
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Clementine Tradition: Peter after Paul
Replies: 22
Views: 664

Re: A Clementine Tradition: Peter after Paul

Are the Clementines 4th century works?
by lsayre
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Minimal Marcion
Replies: 21
Views: 916

Re: Minimal Marcion

Perhaps orally transmitted logia mentioning "the Father" came along first, and later someone (Marcion?, or the author(s) of a precursor to The Gospel of Thomas?) realized that where there is a Father there is likely to be a Son.
by lsayre
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Minimal Marcion
Replies: 21
Views: 916

Re: Minimal Marcion

by lsayre
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Minimal Marcion
Replies: 21
Views: 916

Re: Minimal Marcion

I presume 'Part 2' is sitting beneath 'Part 1'.

Where can these English translations be purchased?