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Bibil Identifier bibil:212200
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Images of Rebirth
Title (English, ) Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Soteriology in the Gospel of Philip and the Exegesis on the Soul
Author Lundhaug, Hugo
Series Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies (Volume: 73)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 68/73
Place 228.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-18026-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xviii Pages
593 Pages
height in cm 25
Genre Original
Abstract This book offers fresh readings of the Gospel of Philip (NHC II.3) and the Exegesis on the Soul (NHC II.6) from new theoretical and historical perspectives. Eschewing the category of “Gnosticism” and challenging common categorisations, the book analyses the preserved Coptic texts as coherent Christian compositions contemporary with the production and use of the Nag Hammadi Codices. A methodological framework based on Cognitive Poetics is outlined and applied to illuminate how the texts present a soteriology of transformation through religious rituals and practices using complex conceptual and intertextual blends with important polemical and paraenetic functions. The analysis highlights the use of metaphors and allusions in (re-)interpretations of authoritative Scripture, ritual and dogma. Complete Coptic texts and translations are included.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi : Codex II : 3, Gospel of Philip
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Soul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi : Codex II : 6, Exegesis of the Soul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Themes : Christology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Sects and Schools : Valentinians
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