The serpent's gift

gnostic reflections on the study of religion

By Kripal, Jeffrey John

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ISBN
978-0-22645-381-1
Publisher
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2007.


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Reviewed on March 1, 2007

Faith- and reason-based knowledge dominate American culture, while gnostic knowledge, i.e., knowledge derived from alternate states of consciousness, is overlooked and undervalued. Kripal (mysticism, Rice Univ.;Kali's Child ) believes religious studies can play a special role in both the academy and society through its exploration of gnostic, mystical knowledge. He...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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