The interaction between orthodox Christianity and Gnosticism in the second and third centuries is of vital importance for at least two reasons. First, because various Gnostic ideas have continued to plague the Christian Church throughout its history and must still be addressed today. Second, because contemporary scholarship radically re-construes the relation between Gnosticism and orthodoxy in the early centuries, in a way that casts doubt on the validity of orthodox Christianity. This course explores the orthodox/Gnostic interaction from both of these vantage points.
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