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God and Creation in Valentinian Myth

Lecture no. 12 from the course: Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

God and Creation in Valentinian Myth

Taught by Professor David Brakke | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Study how Valentinus’s radical spirituality spread, and how the movement interacted with other contemporary forms of Christianity. Then investigate its mythological construct of the universe as composed of three elements: matter, spirit, and soul. One of these predominates in each individual human being, crucially influencing their spiritual destiny.

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May 5, 2016

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February 17, 2016
This lecture is the most valuable one in The Great Courses.

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