This unit provides an overview of the Ancient Gnostic, Hermetic and Manichaean traditions: the 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 is the study of recently discovered texts such as the gnostic gospels.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
2x1500wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (30%), participation (10%)
(12 junior credit points in Studies in Religion) or (6 junior credit points in Studies in Religion and (ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANHS1602))Prohibitions