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Could Christianity die out in a generation? - Fox News

Could Christianity die out in a generation?
Fox News
THE FORM GENERAL ARCHBISHOP OF CANTER BERRY SAYS CHRISTIANITY IS A GENERATION AWAY FROM EXTINCTION IF BELIEVERS DON'T FIND A WAY TO REACH OUT TO YOUNG PEOPLE.
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Retrieving the Myth of Jesus and Sophia, Part II - Patheos (blog)

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Retrieving the Myth of Jesus and Sophia, Part II
Patheos (blog)
Here eating the fruit of the tree of Gnosis is not a fall, but an Awakening; that is, Gnosis is the gift that makes sex and love possible.
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What Did Gnosticism Mean for the Early Church? | Logos Talk: The ...

What Did Gnosticism Mean for the Early Church? | Logos Talk: The ... | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it
Last week, we looked at the Epicureans, who sought to maximize individual pleasure. Two weeks ago, we looked at the Stoics, who sought freedom from the world. Now let's look at another competitor with early Christianity, ...
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Religious 'Nominals' On The Rise

Religious 'Nominals' On The Rise | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it
(RNS) They’re rarely at worship services and indifferent to doctrine. And they’re surprisingly fuzzy on Jesus.
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Rise of the "nominals"?

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Eros & Gnosis: A Gnostic Study of Human Sexuality | New Dawn : The World's Most Unusual Magazine

Eros & Gnosis: A Gnostic Study of Human Sexuality | New Dawn : The World's Most Unusual Magazine | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it
By Dr. STEPHAN A. HOELLER — Human beings are not only the funniest monkeys: they are the sexiest ones as well. In many ways we are a species singularly d
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Pope Francis: Christianity is a way of life, not a label - Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis: Christianity is a way of life, not a label - Catholic News Agency | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it
Pope Francis: Christianity is a way of life, not a label
Catholic News Agency
Pope Francis: Christianity is a way of life, not a label. By Kerri Lenartowick. Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.
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Many of us may have our differences with the Roman Catholic Church, but there is no denying that the new Pope has some valuable insights to share.  He may just be what the embattled Church needs to set itself on a path to renewal.

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Episode 32 - Gnosticism

Episode 32 - Gnosticism | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it
You can’t study early Christianity without studying Gnosticism.  Given how we use the term today, one would think that there was a unifying sect of Gnostics amongst the early Christians.  However, ...
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C. Webb is an atheist and his Sunday School podcast is designed to be *his* take on religion.  In this episode, he discusses Gnosticism.

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Jesus and Gnosticism in Islam, Part 2

Jesus and Gnosticism in Islam, Part 2 | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it
The first part of Jesus and Gnosticism in Islam focused on the Gnostic-themed sayings of Jesus found in Muslim tradition, as well as the theories on how Gnostic

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The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism

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Summary of the Gnostic worldview and Gnostic understanding of Cosmos, Diety, Salvation and Human destiny. Essay authored by Dr. Stephan Hoeller.

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Carl Jung: on the coniunctio

Carl Jung: on the coniunctio | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it
A passage from the Gospel of Thomas in the Nag Hammadi Library reads:  Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside,...

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The Gospel of Thomas Resource Center

A resource center for independent research related to Nag Hammadi Codex II.
Featuring Grondin's Interlinear Coptic/English Translation of the Gospel of Thomas.

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Theosophy is an ancient and venerable branch of knowledge - The New Indian Express

Theosophy is an ancient and venerable branch of knowledge - The New Indian Express | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it
Theosophy is an ancient and venerable branch of knowledge
The New Indian Express
It degenerated into the extravagances of the Gnostics & Rosicrucians and the charlatanism of magic and sorcery.
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How Plato Influenced Early Christianity | Logos Talk: The Logos ...

How Plato Influenced Early Christianity | Logos Talk: The Logos ... | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it
Christianity is the West's most important worldview. Plato was the West's most important philosopher. But the two have far more in common than just importance—in fact, Plato helped set the intellectual stage for the early ...
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Everything I do reminds me of you: Valentinian Gnosticism and ...

Everything I do reminds me of you: Valentinian Gnosticism and ... | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it
Valentinian Gnosticism and Classical Samkhya : A Thematic and Structural comparison. Just past year I posted a post titled "Who is our true God and what is our true religion?" where I had tried to explain the astonishing ...
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[Talk Gnosis] Diet and Spirituality pt. 1

The Bishops talk with Deacon John DiGilio about his diet and how it contributes to his spiritual practice. Find Deacon John and the Parish of St. John the Re...
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Angel Gabriel: Between Christianity and Islam? - Onislam.net

Angel Gabriel: Between Christianity and Islam? - Onislam.net | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it
Angel Gabriel: Between Christianity and Islam?
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A very interesting read on the Archangel Gabriel!

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Muslims Make Human Chain To Protect Christians During Prayers

Muslims Make Human Chain To Protect Christians During Prayers | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it

Hand in hand as many as 200-300 people formed a human chain outside the St Anthony’s Church adjacent to the District Police Lines at the Empress Road, in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Peshawar church attack two weeks back, which resulted in over a 100 deaths. The twin suicide attack on All Saints church occurred after Sunday mass ended and is believed to be the country’s deadliest attack on Christians.

 


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John DiGilio's insight:

Because solidarity of those of faith is good for all faiths.

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Jim Manske's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:34 PM

This expression of the human motivation to protect one another inspires me!

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Gnosticism - Every Heretical Misconception Sin About God

Since we live in a gnostic world, the LORD's compassion and love in Scripture tells us about Himself; so that we might be saved from false humanistic concept...
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We are all entitled to our opinions.  Sadly, the opinions of these folks are not only uninformed, but at times downright silly.  Still, for a different view . . . here is Edifying Others talking about what they call the "curse of Gnosticism".  Get that grain of salt ready.  Heck, grab the whole shaker for this one.

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The Story Of The Storytellers - The Gnostic Gospels | From Jesus To Christ | FRONTLINE | PBS

The Gnostic Gospels
The 52 texts discovered in Nag Hammadi, Egypt include 'secret' gospels poems and myths... http://t.co/MTrPaGMOtb
John DiGilio's insight:

An insightful reprint from the opening of Elaine Pagels' "The Gnostic Gospels".

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Tim Mansfield on the Journey towards Transmodernity

Tim Mansfield on the Journey towards Transmodernity | Digital Praxis | Scoop.it

“The following is the 1st segment of an interview I did with Tim Mansfield in Dec. 2009. I had wanted to interview Tim Mansfield for a number of reasons. First, he is by far one of the most outstanding minds and spirits I have come across in my life. He has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of religious history, and combines this with strong foundations in integral / integrative studies in psychology and philosophy, and he embodies a unique fusion between the ancient (as a Gnostic Johannite priest), the modern (as a PhD in Computer Science) and the post-modern (as you will hear in this audio). Tim has been a very positive influence in my life and a great friend. He has been incredibly supportive during some of my challenging times, and a joy to be with overall.


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On the Origin of the World -- The Nag Hammadi Library

On the Origin of the World, from The Nag Hammadi Library. This site includes the entire Nag Hammadi Library, as well as a large collection of other primary Gnostic scriptures and documents.

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