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The Christian and Gnostic Son of Man.

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Published by A. R. Allenson in Naperville, Ill .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesStudies in Biblical theology, 2d ser.,, 14
LC ClassificationsBT232 .B58
The Physical Object
Pagination130 p.
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4576514M
ISBN 100840130643
LC Control Number77131585

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Frederick Borsch's classic study of the concept of Christ as the Son of Man in early Christianity and Gnosticism. The priority of the son of man in rival parallel sayings --The son of man in early church literature --The son of man in Gnostic literature. Series Title: Studies in Biblical theology, 2d ser., The son of man is presented in the mind of God and chosen before the creation, and from time to time revealed to the righteous but the son of man is neither divine nor actually pre-existent. the son of man is named and hidden from the beginning in the secret thoughts (logos) of God, finally to be revealed in the last times as the ideal man who will justify god's creation of the world. About the Author. Tau Malachi's (Malachi eben Ha-Elijah's) spiritual journey began when he met the acquaintance of a Tau of the Sophian Tradition of Gnostic Christianity, Tau Elijah ben Miriam. He received the oral tradition of Sophian Gnosticism from Tau Elijah, and has been a student and practitioner of Gnostic Christianity for over thirty-five /5(50).

In the book of Revelation, we see that the Son of Man is described as having feet which gleam like burnished brass refined in a furnace. The furnace is the Athanor or the Matras of the Alchemist. It is the Alchemical oven, symbolized in the east as a lingam yoni. The oven is the laboratory of the Alchemist. The Son of Man is born in the Ninth Sphere. The Son of Man is born of Water and Fire. When the Alchemist has completed his work in the mastery of Fire, he receives the Venustic Initiation. The betrothal of the Soul to the Lamb is the greatest festival of the Soul. That great Lord of Light enters Her. avoid misconception, we would end up with the Gnostic Handbook never being written. Accordingly, we believe that within this handbook is a comprehensive summary of the basic principles of the Gnostic tradition. We realise that it stands in direct opposition to what most of the modern Christian Churches teach today. However, we stand-fastFile Size: KB. He is also the former Dean of the Chapel at Princeton University. His other books include 'The Spirit Searches Everything: Keeping Life's Questions', 'The Bible's Authority in Today's Church', 'Introducing the Lessons of the Church Year: A Guide for Lay Readers and Congregartions', and 'The Christian and Gnostic Son of Man'.Pages:

In this study, Frederick H. Borsch compares the Christian and gnostic conceptions of “the Son of Man.” He concludes that the phrase was much more common among gnostic Christians and non-Christian gnostics than those in the mainstream. Buy Christian and Gnostic Son of Man from SCM Press.   The book speaks of apocalyptic and dark times. It is a curious book unlike any other account in the Bible. This is because it is one of the only Gnostic gospels that actually made it into the Bible. Over time the Bible has been edited and passages and books have been stricken from the collective Christian book.   Gnosticism in general and the Nag Hammadi texts in particular present a spectrum of beliefs, although a central philosophical core is roughly discernible, which Gnosticism scholar Kurt Rudolph calls “the central myth.” 9 Gnosticism teaches that something is desperately wrong with the universe and then delineates the means to explain and.