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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 05:16 PM
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12. Paul was not a Gnostic.
Pauline Christianity is the dominate form today, but it was not Gnosticism. Gnosticism is much more mystical than Pauline Christianity.
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  -Early Christianity Question - In the early church there were the gnostics, and what other sects? Taverner  Jul-28-11 12:17 PM   #0 
  - Nestorians I think  CJCRANE   Jul-28-11 12:22 PM   #1 
  - How early? Arianists came pretty soon to add another slaughtered minority sect. nt  dmallind   Jul-28-11 12:26 PM   #2 
  - Perhaps it is just me but I do not think of Paul as Gnostic  Angry Dragon   Jul-28-11 12:27 PM   #3 
  - Elaine Pagels makes a very good case that he was  Taverner   Jul-28-11 12:30 PM   #4 
     - That's Pagels.  Igel   Jul-28-11 04:50 PM   #10 
     - I think Pagel's book does not argue that Paul was gnostic, but rather discusses  struggle4progress   Jul-29-11 03:51 AM   #16 
  - Dozens, if you consider the hybrids "sects"  Xithras   Jul-28-11 12:34 PM   #5 
  - There were many sects ...  Trajan   Jul-28-11 12:40 PM   #6 
  - Followers of the shoe, followers of the gord...  FiveGoodMen   Jul-28-11 01:08 PM   #7 
  - LOL  Taverner   Jul-28-11 02:30 PM   #9 
  - I Have Never Been Clear on How the Gnostics Fit in  On the Road   Jul-28-11 01:15 PM   #8 
  - The lack of clarity is an understatement.  Igel   Jul-28-11 05:10 PM   #11 
     - This is Why Original Religious Texts (Outside the Bible)  On the Road   Jul-28-11 11:47 PM   #15 
  - Paul was not a Gnostic.  white_wolf   Jul-28-11 05:16 PM   #12 
  - Check out Pagel's book  Taverner   Jul-28-11 06:03 PM   #13 
     - I'll check it out.  white_wolf   Jul-28-11 06:13 PM   #14 
  - Ehrman's Lost Christianities seems to be a good introduction to your topic  struggle4progress   Jul-29-11 04:48 AM   #17 

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