GNOSTICISM: The Jesus of the Gnostics

Scholar R. E. O. White calls Gnosticism a combination of “philosophic speculation, superstition, semi-magical rites, and sometimes a fanatical and even obscene cultus.” Andrew M. Greeley of the University of Arizona says: “The Jesus of the Gnostics is sometimes incoherent, sometimes unintelligible, and sometimes more than a little creepy.” Jesus as Gnostic savior — Jesus is identified by some Gnostics as an embodiment of the supreme being who became incarnate to bring …

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