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Fragments of a Faith Forgotten
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Did Jesus Live 100 BC?

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Introduction to Marcion
Concerning H.P.B.
Authorship of the Gospels
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The G. R. S. Mead Collection


Fragments of a Faith Forgotten

by G.R.S. Mead

 1900


Contents    Start Reading

Title Page

Synopsis of Contents

Illustrations

Index

Introduction

Introduction
Prolegomena

Some Rough Outlines of the Background of the Gnosis

Preliminary Considerations
Greece
Egypt
Philo on the Contemplative Life
Jewry
Alexandria

General and Gnostic Christianity

The Evolution of Catholic Christianity
The Ebionites
The Essenes
The Tendencies of Gnosticism
The Literature and Sources of Gnosticism

The Gnosis According to its Foes

The Gnosis According to its Foes
Some Gnostic Fragments Recovered from the Polemical Writings of the Church Fathers
The ''Simonians''
Dositheus
''Simon Magus.''
Menander
Saturninus
The ''Ophites''
An Anonymous System From Irenæus
An Early ''Ophite'' System
The Naasseni
The Peratæ
The Sethians
The Docetæ
Monoïmus
The So-Called Cainites
The Carpocratians
''Epiphanes''
Cerinthus
Nicolaus
Cerdo
Marcion
Apelles
The Basilidian Gnosis
The Valentinian Movement
Valentinus

i. From a Letter
ii. From a Letter
iii. From the Letter to Agathōpus
iv. From a Homily
v. A few Sentences preserved in the Controversial Matter of Clement...
vi. From the Letter on the Community of Friends
vii. A very doubtful Fragment from Eulogius of Alexandria writing at the end of the Sixth Century
viii. The Myth which Valentinus made
ix. From a Psalm

Some Outlines of Æonology
Hippolytus’ account of One of the Variants of the Sophia-Mythus
The Number-Symbolism of Marcus
Ptolemy
Heracleōn
Bardesanes
The Hymn of the Robe of Glory

Some Traces of the Gnosis in the Uncanonical Acts

Foreword
From The Acts of Thomas
From The Acts of John
From The Acts of Andrew
From The Travels of Peter

The Gnosis According to Its Friends

The Gnosis According to Its Friends
The Askew and Bruce Codices
Summary of the Contents of the So-Called Pistis Sophia Treatise
Summary of the Extracts From the Books of the Saviour
Summary of the Fragments of the Book of the Great Logos According to the Mystery
Selections from the Untitled Apocalypse of the Codex Brucianus
Notes on the Contents of the Bruce and Askew Codices
The Akhmīm Codex
Some Forgotten Sayings

 

Conclusion

Afterword

Bibliographies

 

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