Units of Study
RLST2612 - Ancient Gnosticism
Semester 2, 2013 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Iain Gardner
Phone: +61 2 9351 4484
This unit provides an overview of the Ancient Gnostic, Hermetic and Manichaean traditions, with particular emphasis on certain topics and themes. These include: exploration of the divine and demonic worlds; the nature of gnosis or knowledge; magic, the occult sciences and alchemy; dualism and the problem of evil; cosmogony, apocalypse and eschatology. A special feature of this unit is the use of new or recently discovered texts such as the so-called gnostic gospels.
1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1xOral Presentation (500 wd equivalent) (20%)
1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 junior credit points of Religion Studies, or equivalent as assessed by the Department
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for RLST2612
|Session||Semester 2 2013|
|Location||Woolley Lecture Theatre S325 A20|
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