Gnostics have always sought to “know” rather than to accept dogma and doctrine, often to their peril. This inquiry into Gnosticism examines the character, history. Jacques Lacarrière was a French writer, born in Limoges. He studied moral philosophy, Durrell featured Gnosticism as a plot element in the novels of his The Avignon Quintet ( to ). He also wrote a “Foreword” to the English. JACQUES LACARRIERE. The Gnostics. Foreword by. LAWRENCE DURRELL. Translated from the French by. NINA ROOTES.
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Gnostics have always sought to “know” rather than to accept dogma and doctrine, often to their peril.
This inquiry into Gnosticism examines the character, history, and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spiritual quest that originated in the ancient Near East and continues into the present day. Lawrence Durrell writes, “This is a strange and original essay, more a work of literature than of scholarship, though its documentation is impeccable.
It is as convincing a reconstruction of the way the Gnostics lived and thought as D. Lawrence’s intuitive recreation of the vanished Etruscans.
The Gnostics by Jacques Lacarrière
This book is a lyrical meditation on ancient gnosticism as lacardiere ‘betrayal’ of the physical cosmos. It is beautifully written.
Lacarriere has heavyweight fans like Lawrence Durrell and Marguerite A fine and erudite meditation on a certain curious strain of thought The quotations which open each chapter give you the flavor.
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Selected pages Title Page. Contents Foreword by Lawrence Durrell.
The Workings of the World. The Bodys Bastard Birth. The Ash and the Stars. The Paths of Gnosticism. The Jacqques of the Mountains. Towards a New Gnosticism.
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