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The Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity (NSEA)

The Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity announces their new website http://ancientesotericism.org/. Two dear friends, Dylan Burns (University of Copenhagen) and David Tibet (Macquarie University), are among the founding members of NSEA. Ancient religious literature often demands a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Steve Johnston – Le motif du blasphème de l’Archonte. Les multiples visages du Dieu des Écritures juives dans la littérature gnostique

Steve Johnston, my Canadian colleague, shall defend his Ph.D. thesis on October 26, at the Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses, Université Laval, Québec. His thesis explores the theme of arrogance of the Archon in some Gnostic texts. Here … Continue reading

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Newly Found Fragments from Codex Tchacos

My thanks to David Tibet for his kind help NOTE: I introduced for the first time the Tchacos fragments discussed below during the annual reunion of the Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC), which took place June … Continue reading

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Successful Thesis Defense!

On October 6, 2012, my wife, Päivi Vähäkangas, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, titled Rejection and Reception of Philosophy in the Letter of Eugnostos (NHC III,3 and V,1) and Pseudo-Clementine Recognitions, at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. The … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Marvin Meyer

Stephan Huller announces that Marvin Meyer died yesterday. His wife, Bonnie, posted the following message on Marvin’s Facebook wall: “Hello, Facebook friends of Dr. Marvin Meyer: This is Marv’s wife Bonnie writing the sad news that Marv passed away yesterday, … Continue reading

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Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions Available for Those Interested in Nag Hammadi (and Related) Codices

A few days ago, Hugo Lundhaug announced me that a doctoral and a postdoctoral fellowship are available in his project New Contexts for Old Texts: Unorthodox Texts and Monastic Manuscript Culture in Fourth- and Fifth-Century Egypt (NEWCONT). The project is … Continue reading

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