Kurt Rudolph (born 3 April ) is a German researcher of Gnosticism and Mandaeism. Born in Dresden, Rudolph studied Protestant theology, religion, history. Gnosis: the nature and history of an ancient religion. Front Cover. Kurt Rudolph, Robert McLachlan Wilson. T. & T. Clark, – Religion – pages. Translated by R. McL. WilsonA full-scale study based on the documents of the Coptic Gnostic library found at Nag Hammadi providing a comprehensive survey.

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No scholarly consensus has yet been reached with regard to source analysis and redaction.

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Doctrine theology and mythology: Revenga rated it it was amazing May 17, Drower, The Mandaean of Iraq and Iran: Coptic and Mandaean Sources, Oxford, Christopher Kenneth-Lee rated it liked it Feb 28, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

For centuries the traditional cult sites have been the principal foci of the local communities.

Leiden,New York, Michael rated it it was amazing May 10, During his work at the Universities of LeipzigChicago and Marburg and Santa Barbara University of Californiahe has acquired an international reputation as an expert in Gnosticism and Manichaeism. Open Preview See a Problem? Return to Book Page. Books by Kurt Rudolph.

The Mandaean Religion by Kurt Rudolph — The Gnostic Society Library

The center of the Mandaean religion is the cult. Erick rated it it was amazing Jan 16, In modern times, this term has increasingly been used for them by the Western scholarly tradition.


Siimon murdnud reieluu ja surnud. Presents a readable and appealing introduction to what otherwise might seem an inaccessible religion of late antiquity. A similar but more extensive treatment of this material is found in Kurt Rudolph, Gnosis: Rudolph stresses that religious studies must be rational science and therefore has a duty to subject itself to gnosid methodological atheism.

Studies in the Ritual of Mandaean BaptismUppsala, To ask other readers questions about Gnosisplease sign up. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Oct 12, It consists of two main parts: Majid Fandi al-Mubaraki, ed.

Ben rated it liked it Dec 31, However, since ,urt mids, the Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran have partly changed the tradition of their cultic areas in order to avoid polluted streams and rivers. Modern research in the written transmission of the texts, and comparisons of the special terminology, style, and phrases with non-Mandaean Gnostic, early Christian, and Manichean literature have shown that the existence of the liturgical and poetic writings must be postulated already in the third century C.

The salvation of souls is the main concern of the Mandaean religion. Refresh and try again. Ancient Texts and Modern PeopleOxford, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A Selection of Gnostic Texts, Eng.

Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism

This research points to the apparent origin of Mandaeism and to the history of influence on it by the surrounding cultural environment, which starts with the Jewish-Baptist and biblical features and with the old Mesopotamian after-effects especially in the magic textsthe early Christian and Gnostic texts, and also the Iranian Persianin particular the Zoroastrian, traditions see below, sec.


Richard Kaczynski rated it really liked it Jan 19, Jessica Kirtley rated it it was amazing Oct 02, According to ourt Mandaean sources, the earliest self-appellations are: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It consists of ritual books liturgies, prayers, hymns and commentaries, theological or mythological tractates, illustrated scrolls, legends, and magical texts. Megan rated it really liked it Feb 03, They have their own priests and centers of worship mandiaside from which or in place of gnosks there have recently been built cultural centers, especially in the non-Oriental areas.

Power The Antichrist rated it really liked it Oct 02, Jul 07, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: Whether reliable information about early Mandaean history in relation to the movement of the followers of John the Baptist can be derived from these tales is a problem that remains unsolved Rudolph,pp.