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The serpent's gift : gnostic reflections on the study of religion, Jeffrey J. Kripal

Label
The serpent's gift : gnostic reflections on the study of religion
Title
The serpent's gift
Title remainder
gnostic reflections on the study of religion
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey J. Kripal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kripal, Jeffrey J.
Dewey number
299/.932
Index
index present
LC call number
BL51
LC item number
.K675 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Gnosticism
Label
The serpent's gift : gnostic reflections on the study of religion, Jeffrey J. Kripal
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the serpent's gift. Faith, reason, and gnosis -- The premodern, the modern, and the postmodern -- Toward a gnostic (post)modernity -- Medi(t)ations -- Writing as hissing -- Autobiographical and pedagogical contexts -- The essays -- The apocryphon of the beloved. Invocation -- The quest for the heretical jesus -- One will know them by their roots -- From the womb . . . -- Sexual healings : dispelling the demons of abuse -- Sexual teachings -- The man Jesus loved -- The woman Jesus loved -- The secret -- Restoring the Adam of light. The Adam of light awakened by her -- The fiery brook -- The sacrilegious secret of Christian theology -- Implications of the method -- The historical and intellectual contexts -- Man is God to man : the virtues of pluralism and polytheism -- Completing the incarnation of love (and sex) : embodiment in Feuerbachs thought -- The sexuality of numbers -- The cancer and the cure -- Toward a mystical humanism : a gnostic rereading -- Comparative mystics. The rebuke of the gnostic and the oriental Renaissance -- Comparative mystics -- Ramakrishna : colonialism, universalism, mysticism -- Doctrinal and historical-critical analysis -- Ramakrishna and the comparativist -- The critical study of religion as a modern mystical tradition -- The scandal of comparison -- Professional heresy : the gnostic study of religion -- Interlude: Logoi mystikoi ; or how to think like a gnostic -- Mutant marvels. Educational and sexual allegory -- On puberty and powers -- Denying the demiurge -- Toward a more radical empiricism -- Dissociation and the release of nonordinary energies -- On death as dissociation -- Real x-men -- On x-clusions and x-ceptions -- Political allegory ; or, how (not) to be an x-man -- Conclusion: Return to the Garden. The other tree -- The forbidden fruit -- When He becomes troubled, He will be astonished -- The flaming sword and the bridal chamber -- The fruit of the tree ; or, my gnostic library before I have to bury it (again)
Control code
000269241
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 223 p.
Isbn
9780226453804
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006003044
Other control number
  • 9780226453804
  • 9780226453811
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000269241
  • (OCoLC)63390591
Label
The serpent's gift : gnostic reflections on the study of religion, Jeffrey J. Kripal
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the serpent's gift. Faith, reason, and gnosis -- The premodern, the modern, and the postmodern -- Toward a gnostic (post)modernity -- Medi(t)ations -- Writing as hissing -- Autobiographical and pedagogical contexts -- The essays -- The apocryphon of the beloved. Invocation -- The quest for the heretical jesus -- One will know them by their roots -- From the womb . . . -- Sexual healings : dispelling the demons of abuse -- Sexual teachings -- The man Jesus loved -- The woman Jesus loved -- The secret -- Restoring the Adam of light. The Adam of light awakened by her -- The fiery brook -- The sacrilegious secret of Christian theology -- Implications of the method -- The historical and intellectual contexts -- Man is God to man : the virtues of pluralism and polytheism -- Completing the incarnation of love (and sex) : embodiment in Feuerbachs thought -- The sexuality of numbers -- The cancer and the cure -- Toward a mystical humanism : a gnostic rereading -- Comparative mystics. The rebuke of the gnostic and the oriental Renaissance -- Comparative mystics -- Ramakrishna : colonialism, universalism, mysticism -- Doctrinal and historical-critical analysis -- Ramakrishna and the comparativist -- The critical study of religion as a modern mystical tradition -- The scandal of comparison -- Professional heresy : the gnostic study of religion -- Interlude: Logoi mystikoi ; or how to think like a gnostic -- Mutant marvels. Educational and sexual allegory -- On puberty and powers -- Denying the demiurge -- Toward a more radical empiricism -- Dissociation and the release of nonordinary energies -- On death as dissociation -- Real x-men -- On x-clusions and x-ceptions -- Political allegory ; or, how (not) to be an x-man -- Conclusion: Return to the Garden. The other tree -- The forbidden fruit -- When He becomes troubled, He will be astonished -- The flaming sword and the bridal chamber -- The fruit of the tree ; or, my gnostic library before I have to bury it (again)
Control code
000269241
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 223 p.
Isbn
9780226453804
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006003044
Other control number
  • 9780226453804
  • 9780226453811
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000269241
  • (OCoLC)63390591

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