God and Creation in Valentinian Myth
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas
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.