|INTRODUCTION. archeological discovery in Upper Egypt. Rumors obscured the |
circumstances of this find—perhaps because the discovery was accidental, and
its sale on the black market illegal. For years even the identity of the discoverer ...
|Gives a guide to the history of gnosticism in the second and third centuries CE, through the Middle Ages and up to the twentieth century in its influence on art and literature.|
|A study of the role of the devil in biblical and modern times theorizes that dissident social gorups that resisted Christianity, such as pagans and Jews, were typically portrayed as demons and therefore established as threats.|