The Lion Becomes Man: The Gnostic Leontomorphic Creator and the Platonic Tradition

 

Howard M. Jackson  (Author), 1985

 

Contents:

 

Abbreviations

List of Plates

 

  1. The Gospel of Thomas
  • A Puzzling Logion of Jesus
  • The Text-Critical Issue
  • Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 654
  • Summary

 

  1. The Gnostic Leontomorphic Demiurge
  • The Old Testament
  • Origen, Against Celsus
  • The Pistis Sophia
  • The Apocryphon of John
  • Manaean and Manichaean Texts
  • Summary

 

  1. The making of the Gnostic Synthesis
  • The Old Testament and Early Christianity
  • Ezekiel’s and the Merkabah
  • The Zodiacal Leo
  • Yahweh, Mios, and the Two Cities Leontopolis
  • The Orphic Cosmogony
  • The Mithraic Leontocephaline
  • Summary

 

  1. The Platonic Tradition
  • The Lion and the Passions
  • The Platonic Tradition
  • A Coptic Gnostic Version of the Parable
  • Summary

 

Plates

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