[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:

	http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2003/2003-07-26.html

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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