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Unformatted text preview: -the gospel of Judas 1. Ascetics (Askesis)—‘mind over matter’/soul comes before the body; celibacy, etc 2. Libertines=most radical left thinking, comes from period in France Cynics=skeptics—anti-anything having to do with establishment; think god’s authority has no power over them Gospel of Thomas Liberation Theology—1960’s Guitierez 140 CE—Marcion=gnostic “Antitheses”-God of old testament=god of wrath (Demi-urge/’justice’)-God of New Testament=God of love Marcion’s ‘Bible’: 10 Letters of Paul (Paul=1 st /earliest witness) the gospel of Luke (most Jewish of all gospels—come from stories in Hebrew bible) Church fathers combat with: 14 Letters of Paul 4 gospels + letters =new testament If anyone was a gnostic Jesus, it was John He’s different from the other three, uses metaphors...
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- Spring '09
- Christianity, New Testament, identical teachings Gnostic, Thomas Liberation Theology