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September articles on Gnosticism and Modernity
In September—in part in response to requests from three different subscribers—I will begin a series of articles on Gnosticism and Modernity (and why, contrary to certain influential accounts of things, there is no connection or analogy between them). The articles will also, of necessity, deal with the relation between the so-called Gnostic communities of late antiquity and the early church.
I usually would not take requests, if only because I prefer yielding to sudden caprice; but this seems to be a topic in which there is considerable interest at the moment. And, as it happens, I have a novel—fantasy, oddly enough—based on the Gnostic “Hymn of the Pearl” coming out in December and it’s never too early to inaugurate an insidiously sly promotional campaign.