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Gnostic Traces in Western Religions

Lecture no. 23 from the course: Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

Gnostic Traces in Western Religions

Taught by Professor David Brakke | 35 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Key ideas from ancient Gnosticism persisted into the Middle Ages and beyond. Learn about Mandeanism, one of the oldest still existing religions of the Middle East; the mystical theology of Evagrius; the medieval Cathars; and Jewish Kabbalah. Trace the connections between these esoteric forms of spirituality and the Gnostics.


May 29, 2016