This week Travis and Klaus discuss Gnosticism and try to make sense of the confusing religious landscape of the 2nd century CE. In the course of their conversation, they explore yet another re-imagining of the book of Genesis, the role of demons in the creation of the world & humanity, and consider how Gnostic demonology helps us think about the problem of evil in Christianity.
The Gnostic Bible (ed. Barnstone & Meyer)
-The Secret Book of John
-The Reality of the Rulers
David Brakke, The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity
Bart D. Ehrman, Lost Christianities
Karen King, What is Gnosticism?
Adam Kotsko, The Prince of this World