Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World

Kevin Corrigan & Tuomas Rasimus (eds.) Leyde: Brill, 2013


This Festschrift honors the life and work of John D. Turner (Charles J. Mach University Professor of Classics and History at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln) on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Professor Turner’s work has been of profound importance for the study of the interaction between Greek philosophy and Gnosticism in late antiquity. This volume contains essays by international scholars on a broad range of topics that deal with Sethian, Valentinian and other early Christian thought, as well as with Platonism and Neoplatonism, and offer a variety of perspectives spanning intellectual history, Greek and Coptic philology, and the study of religions.

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Table of contents

A Distinctive Intertextuality: Genesis and Platonizing Philosophy in The Secret Revelation of John – Karen L. King

The Three Forms of First Thought (NHC XIII,1), and the Secret Book of John (NHC II,1 and par.) – Paul-Hubert Poirier

Emissaries of Truth and Justice: The Seed of Seth as Agents of Divine Providence – Lance Jenott

Sethian Names in Magical Texts: Protophanes and Meirotheos – Einar Thomassen

“Third Ones and Fourth Ones”: Some Reflections on the Use of Indefinite Ordinals in Zostrianos – Wolf-Peter Funk

Le quatrième écrit du codex Tchacos: les livres d’Allogène et la tradition littéraire séthienne – Louis Painchaud

The Book of Allogenes (CT,4) and Sethian Gnosticism – Birger A. Pearson

The Temptation of Allogenes (Codex Tchacos, Tractate IV) – Madeleine Scopello

Martin Hengel and the Origins of Gnosticism – Volker Henning Drecoll

Arithmos and Kosmos: Arithmology as an Exegetical Tool in the De Opificio Mundi of Philo of Alexandria – Robert M. Berchman

Parole intérieure et parole proférée chez Philon d’Alexandrie et dans l’Évangile de la Vérité (NH I,3) – Anne Pasquier

Remarques sur la cohérence des Extraits de Théodote – Jean-Daniel Dubois

Evidence of “Valentinian” Ritual Practice? The Liturgical Fragments of Nag Hammadi Codex XI (NHC XI,2a–e) – Hugo Lundhaug

A Salvific Act of Transformation or a Symbol of Defilement? Baptism in Valentinian Liturgical Readings (NHC XI,2) and in the Testimony of Truth (NHC IX,3) – Antti Marjanen

“The Garment Poured its Entire Self over Me”: Christian Baptismal Traditions and the Origins of the Hymn of the Pearl – Dylan M. Burns

Alexander of Lycopolis, Manichaeism and Neoplatonism – Johannes van Oort

Crafting Gnosis: Gnostic Spirituality in the Ancient New Age – April D. DeConick

The Symposium and Republic in the Mystical Thought of Plotinus and the Sethian Gnostics – Kevin Corrigan

“Those Who Ascend to the Sanctuaries of the Temples”: The Gnostic Context of Plotinus’ First Treatise, 1.6 [1], On Beauty – Zeke Mazur

Johannine Background of the Being-Life-Mind Triad – Tuomas Rasimus

The Neopythagorean Backdrop to the Fall (σφαλμα/νευσισ) of the Soul in Gnosticism and its Echo in the Plotinian Treatises 33 and 34 – Jean-Marc Narbonne

Écho et les antitypes – Michel Tardieu

Plotinus and the Magical Rites Practiced by the Gnostics – Luc Brisson

Where Did Matter Appear From? A Syntactic Problem in a Plotinian anti-Gnostic Treatise – Lorenzo Ferroni

Plotinus, Epicurus, and the Gnostics: On Plotinian Classification of Philosophies – Andrei Cornea

Plotinus and the Vehicle of the Soul – John Dillon

Life and Happiness in the “Platonic Underworld” – Michael A. Williams

Trial by Fire: An Ontological Reading of Katharsis – Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

“Harmonizing” Aristotle’s Categories and Plato’s Parmenides before the Background of Natural Philosophy – Gerald Bechtle

Christians against Matter: A Bouquet for Bishop Berkeley – Mark Edwards

Proclus against the Gnostics? Some Remarks on a Subtle Allusion in the Timaeus-Commentary concerning Caves and Cages – Benjamin Gleede

Imagination and Psychic Body: Apparitions of the Divine and Geometric Imagination according to Proclus – Alain Lernould

Neoplatonizing Gnosticism and Gnosticizing Neoplatonism in the “American Baroque” – Jay Bregman


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