Gnosticism – Research Resources

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Gnosticism and the Gnostic Jesus by Douglas Groothuis

The Gnostic Gospels: Are They Authentic? by Douglas Groothuis

Gnostic Worship by Michael Horton

Millennialism, Gnosticism & Postmodernism by Rev. Larry Nichols, Co-author, Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult

The New Gnosticism: Is It “The Age of the Spirit” or “The Spirit of the Age?” by Michael Horton

Strange Fire: The Rise of Gnosticism in the Church by by Travers and Jewel van der Merwe

Trichotomy: Beachhead For Gnostic Influences by Kim Riddlebarger

Why the Church Triumphed Over the Gnostics, by Bill Patenaude


The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism by Stephan A. Hoeller (Tau Stephanus, Gnostic Bishop)

What is a Gnostic? by Stephan A. Hoeller (Tau Stephanus, Gnostic Bishop)


The Gnostic Empire Strikes Back: An Old Heresy for the New Age

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The Gnosis Archive“offers a vast collection of primary texts and resources relating to Gnosticism and the Gnostic Tradition, both ancient and modern. “