[B-Greek] New book on "Gnosticism" by Karen King

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Sat Jul 19 06:00:52 EDT 2003

Some list-members may be interested in learning about a new book on
"Gnosticism" by Karen King reviewed currently in BMCR:


While B-Greek is not a forum for discussion of Gnosticism, I will simply
cite a provocative sentence from early in the review: "King asserts that
"Gnosticism" exists solely as a modern reification, a terminological
construct deriving ultimately from an early Christian discourse of
orthodoxy and heresy which has now taken on an independent existence."

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
1989 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
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