Creation Gnostic Style

Creation Gnostic Style - -Mat r ix Cr eat ion Gnost ic St...

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Creation: Gnostic Style -Matrix -Doctrine of creation: how god made the world -Gnostics problem: theologists described God as perfection, universe we live in imperfection -God is unchanging, universe is always changing -How could God, perfect & unchanging, give rise to such a changing & imperfect world? -God is just, morally perfect, Earth is not -Gnostics answer: high God, Pope? (high father, pre father), ungenerated god with all attributes of God, perfect being, imminated lower gods (immination) (light beings,sun), gave rise to certain devine type beings, all less perfect than god, lowest beings (Sophia, devine goddess being, wisdom, strong desire to know high God, craving to be with high father, gives birth to mess, mess is matter (stuff of universe comes from Sophia), gives birth to Yaldabaoth (illusion to Yahweh), =Sophia gives birth to God of old testament, he takes stuff and forms into image of high realm, he thinks he’s the only god, in process creates man & woman, breaths in breath of life, Sophia sneaks in behind, devine spark into human, God of
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2010 for the course REL REL 100 taught by Professor Schweibert during the Fall '10 term at Lenoir-Rhyne.

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