Gershom Scholem: Conclusion, Ineffable God: The Jewish (rather than Platonic) Roots of Gnosticism

This is a series on the relationship between Greek philosophy and gnostic literature. To start with the first post, please go here. Here are my concluding thoughts on the extent to which Platonism influenced gnosticism and, secondarily, whether Judaism is actually the more likely origin. Famed Jewish historian Gershom Scholem argued for a link between early... Continue Reading →

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Plato: Part III of Ineffable God: The Jewish (rather than Platonic) Roots of Gnosticism

This is a series on the relationship between Greek philosophy and gnostic literature. To start with the first post, please go here. This post looks at Plato, Middle Platonism and the influence of other Greek philosophies on Middle Platonism regarding negative theology and the concept of an ineffable deity, drawing largely from Deirdre Carabine's book on... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Winner!

Wow, what a feeling. I've never "won" NaNoWriMo before (50,000 words written in the month of November for National Novel Writing Month). I've been working on my novel for roughly four years and this is the third year I've participated in NaNoWriMo. The problem has always been that I was still doing research for my... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo nearly finished!

Sorry, I know it's been a while since I've posted a blog...well, okay, no one's sorry about that, are they? I blog to increase web presence for my novel, so, when it's finished, I'll have resources, complete with history, in place to advertise my product. Good news today, however! A reason to blog! I've been... Continue Reading →

Yael, hero of the people!

This blog contains chronological, serialized excerpts of the novel, beginning with "excerpt 1": First Look: Novel Begins. A new excerpt will be released weekly until the first section of the book is public. The remainder of the book will be reserved for publication. Please leave feedback, this is a work in progress! Thank you for your interest.... Continue Reading →

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