Was George Fox a Gnostic?: An Examination of Foxian Theology from a Valentinian Gnostic Perspective

Was George Fox a Gnostic?: An Examination of Foxian Theology from a Valentinian Gnostic Perspective

By: Glenn D Reynolds (author)Hardback

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Description

The combined effect of observations made by John Owen (Puritan Vice-chancellor of Oxford University) in tracts published in 1655 and 1679 was that Quaker theology renewed aspects of Gnosticism, a theology interpreted by patristic commentators as Christian heresy. This monograph argues that George Fox's theological message (and in particular, his interpretation of the concept of revelatory Light) incorporated a remarkably similar soteriology and realised eschatology to that found in Valentinian Christian Gnosticism.

About Author

Dr. Reynolds is a Councillor on the Darlington Borough Council and a freelance journalist and author in the United Kingdom.

Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Revelation; 3. Perfection; 4. Scripture, Baptism and Communion; 5. Conclusion: The De-Gnosticising of Fox; Bibliography; Index; Abbreviations.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773459014
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9780773459014
  • ISBN10: 0773459014

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