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Bibil Identifier bibil:204539
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Der Begriff μετάνoια in gnostischen Schriften
Author Brankaer, Johanna
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 87-97 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper explores the use and meaning of the concept of μετάνoια in Gnostic texts. It is found with regard to Sophia, Sabaoth and the soul. It expresses their avertion from the created order and its demiurge and their conversion to the real God. The main characteristics of the μετάνoια are: it starts off as an avertion, some kind of negative knowledge about reality; it involves some public display of culpability and regret; it is a demand to a graceful deity who allows for an eschatological liberation of everything that belongs to the order of creation; before this return to the pleromatic origin takes places, the repentent often stays in a place called the μετάνoια. Typical for the Gnostic μετάνoια is the fact that it has an epistemic value: it is the condition for true knowledge.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Repentance
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Themes
Terms μετάνοια
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