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...According to the Gnostics
"Heresy used to simply mean "not Orthodox"; Gnosticism may have come close to becoming the predominant Christian sect in the 2nd century. Let's see how much you know about it!"
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Which second century bishop gives us the most information about Gnosticism?
Ignaetious of Caesarea
Thomas, the Good
Irenaeus, of Lyon
Diego of Antioch
What is the name the Gnostics use for their "divine realm"?
Who do Gnostics believe are allowed to have salvation?
Only those who follow the rules as described in the teachings
Only those who truly want it
Only those who have the divine knowledge of necromancy
Only those with the spark from the pleroma and the knowledge of that spark
From where does the term Gnosticism come?
it is an ancient word meaning "to the heart of the matter"
from the Hebrew for "understanding"
from the Greek for "knowledge"
no one really knows, but this is how it was described during the second century
As seen through the writing of Irenaeus, a major story of Gnostic belief has strong resemblances to the first tale told in which book of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)?
What is the name of the creator of this earth (as opposed the supreme creator of all) according to Gnostics?
According to the Gnostic beliefs, who is the mother of the creator of the earth?
Second-century Gnostics considered themselves Christians. How can this be?
They were initially Jews who all became Christian
They believed Jesus had the spark from the pleroma
They believed in Jesus because of his miraculous works
They had the knowledge that Christianity was correct
According to Gnostic writings as recounted by Irenaeus, why did Judas betray Jesus?
To ensure his own salvation
Because he was annoyed that Jesus told him not to do it
Because he drew the short straw when the disciples were deciding who had to do it
For vengeance on Jesus
Who are the "rulers" of the divine realm, according to the Gnostics?
The Unknowable One and Simoli
Louise and Abraham
Sophia and Ialdabaoth
The Unnameable Parent and Barbelo
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Compiled Jun 28 12