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The Resource Poetics of the gnostic universe : narrative and cosmology in the Apocryphon of John, by Zlatko Pleše

Poetics of the gnostic universe : narrative and cosmology in the Apocryphon of John, by Zlatko Pleše

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Poetics of the gnostic universe : narrative and cosmology in the Apocryphon of John
Title
Poetics of the gnostic universe
Title remainder
narrative and cosmology in the Apocryphon of John
Statement of responsibility
by Zlatko Pleše
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume is both an essay in Gnostic poetics and a study in the history of early Christian appropriation of ancient philosophy. The object of study is the cosmological model of the Apocryphon of John, a first-hand and fully narrated version of the Gnostic myth. The author examines its target text against a complex background of religious and philosophical systems, literary theories, and rhetorical techniques of the period, and argues that the world model of the Apocryphon of John is inseparable from the epistemological, theological, and aesthetic debates within contemporary Platonism. "Poetics of the Gnostic Universe" also discusses the composition and narrative logic of the Apocryphon of John, explores its revisionist attitude towards various literary models (Plato's "Timaeus", "Wisdom" literature, "Genesis"), and analyzes its peculiar discursive strategy of conjoining seemingly disconnected symbolic 'codes' while describing the derivation of a multi-layered universe from a single transcendent source
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Pleše, Zlatko
Dewey number
229/.94
Index
index present
LC call number
BT1392.A752
LC item number
P54 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies,
Series volume
v. 52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poetics
  • RELIGION
  • Poetics
  • Gnosticisme
  • Apokryphon Johannis (apocrief)
  • Kosmologie
  • Religion
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Christianity
Label
Poetics of the gnostic universe : narrative and cosmology in the Apocryphon of John, by Zlatko Pleše
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONENARRATIVE AND COMPOSITION -- The Frame Narrative: Authorship and Narrative Voices -- Dramatis Personae -- John8217;s Failed Inventio -- John8217;s Vision: Form and Content -- The Revelatory Monologue: Narrative Structure, Plot, Voices -- 8216;Dispositio8217;: What Is8212;What Has Come to Be8212;What Will Come to Pass -- Plot: The Logic of the Savior8217;s Narrative -- Dissonant Voices, Consonant Models: Plato, Moses, and Dame Wisdom -- CHAPTER TWOTHE REALM OF BEING -- Agnostos Theos -- Praising Oneness: A Literary Analysis -- The God without Qualities -- Kataphasis -- Formation of the Spiritual Realm -- The Language of Procession in the Apocryphon of John -- CHAPTER THREETHE REALM OF BECOMING -- Sophia 8220;Our Sister8221; (Prov 7:4) -- Sophia the Lowest Aeon -- Sophia8217;s Miscarriage -- Sophia8217;s Motivation: The Soul 8220;in Travail of Birth8221; -- Cosmogony, Part One: The 8216;Gnostic8217; Demiurge -- Ialdabaoth in the Luminous Cloud -- Ialdabaoth the Villain -- Ialdabaoth the Demiurge -- 8220;Let Us Make a Man8221; -- Ialdabaoth the Jealous God -- Cosmogony, Part Two: Sophia8217;s Repentance -- Narrative Function of the Episode -- Other 8216;Gnostic8217; Interpretations of Genesis 1:2b -- Sophia8217;s Movement and Wisdom Literature -- Temporal Coordinates of Sophia8217;s Movement: Sophia, Ialdabaoth8217;s Assistant -- Spatial Coordinates of Sophia8217;s Movement: Metanoia, Its Meaning and Function -- 8220;What Will Come to Pass8221;8212;Diakrisis, or Final Separation -- CONCLUSION -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX LOCORUM -- INDEX NOMINUM ET RERUM POTIORUM
Control code
290586885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281384331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)290586885
Label
Poetics of the gnostic universe : narrative and cosmology in the Apocryphon of John, by Zlatko Pleše
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONENARRATIVE AND COMPOSITION -- The Frame Narrative: Authorship and Narrative Voices -- Dramatis Personae -- John8217;s Failed Inventio -- John8217;s Vision: Form and Content -- The Revelatory Monologue: Narrative Structure, Plot, Voices -- 8216;Dispositio8217;: What Is8212;What Has Come to Be8212;What Will Come to Pass -- Plot: The Logic of the Savior8217;s Narrative -- Dissonant Voices, Consonant Models: Plato, Moses, and Dame Wisdom -- CHAPTER TWOTHE REALM OF BEING -- Agnostos Theos -- Praising Oneness: A Literary Analysis -- The God without Qualities -- Kataphasis -- Formation of the Spiritual Realm -- The Language of Procession in the Apocryphon of John -- CHAPTER THREETHE REALM OF BECOMING -- Sophia 8220;Our Sister8221; (Prov 7:4) -- Sophia the Lowest Aeon -- Sophia8217;s Miscarriage -- Sophia8217;s Motivation: The Soul 8220;in Travail of Birth8221; -- Cosmogony, Part One: The 8216;Gnostic8217; Demiurge -- Ialdabaoth in the Luminous Cloud -- Ialdabaoth the Villain -- Ialdabaoth the Demiurge -- 8220;Let Us Make a Man8221; -- Ialdabaoth the Jealous God -- Cosmogony, Part Two: Sophia8217;s Repentance -- Narrative Function of the Episode -- Other 8216;Gnostic8217; Interpretations of Genesis 1:2b -- Sophia8217;s Movement and Wisdom Literature -- Temporal Coordinates of Sophia8217;s Movement: Sophia, Ialdabaoth8217;s Assistant -- Spatial Coordinates of Sophia8217;s Movement: Metanoia, Its Meaning and Function -- 8220;What Will Come to Pass8221;8212;Diakrisis, or Final Separation -- CONCLUSION -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX LOCORUM -- INDEX NOMINUM ET RERUM POTIORUM
Control code
290586885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281384331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)290586885

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