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Ancient Gnosticism - RLST2612

Year - 2018

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))




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Studies in Religion
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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