I’ve just had my first exposure to an entire Gnostic text, The Secret Book of John.   The cosmology of the Gnostics was bizarre!  I’m not exactly up to snuff on my Greek mythology, but the text strikes me as the illegitimate child of Greek mythology and the book of Genesis.  Reading it makes me want to give St Irenaeus a hug one day for his polemic against it.  ;-)

~Alex

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