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Bibil Identifier bibil:204538
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Sethianer?
Author Luttikhuizen, Gerard P.
Journal Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum - Journal of Ancient Christianity (Volume: 13, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language German
Pages 76-86 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In two seminal articles Hans Martin Schenke and his “Berliner Arbeitskreis” proposed the designation “Sethianism” for an allegedly distinctive body of Gnostic texts. His proposal was adopted and elaborated by several scholars. Focusing on the Apocryphon of John, the present essay discusses some aspects of the Sethian thesis: what is the role played by Seth and the Sethians in this important mythological text, is it correct to assume that its teachings are essentially pre-Christian Jewish?
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Sects and Schools : Sethians
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Codex Berolinensis 8502 : Apocryphon of John
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