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Six Lectures on Plotinus and Gnosticism - Th.G. Sinnige

Six Lectures on Plotinus and Gnosticism

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In this book an attempt is made to single out those elements in the philosophical system of the Enneads that stand apart from the Platonist tradition. On the basis of an extensive analysis of fundamental texts the author shows that what Plotinus had in mind was a quite independent paradigm of metaphysical theology, with at its centre the human person.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Emanationp. 5
Mysticismp. 14
The soul's return to her origin in Alexandrian literaturep. 26
Basilides (floruit ca. 120-145, Alexandria)p. 28
Valentinus (floruit ca. 135-160)p. 35
Clement (floruit ca. 150-215 A.D.)p. 40
Origen (floruit ca. 185-254 A.D.)p. 42
The chronological development of Plotinus' theory of Soulp. 48
The early treatisesp. 49
Discussions within the school. Analytical methodsp. 61
The Gnostic discussionsp. 65
Conversion. The late treatisesp. 75
Conversionp. 75
The late treatisesp. 78
The human personp. 86
Summaryp. 101
Selected Bibliographyp. 106
Indexp. 109
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ISBN: 9780792356486
ISBN-10: 0792356489
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 114
Published: 30th April 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.78