Femme, Gnose et Manicheisme

Femme, Gnose et Manicheisme : De l'espace mythique au territoire du reel

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The present volume offers twelve studies dealing with feminine figures in Gnosticism and Manichaeism.
In Part One ("Images et symboles"), the Author unveils the hidden meaning of some feminine figures having played a role on the mythical scene of those trends. Some of these figures, borrowed from other traditions, have been deeply reworked by Gnostics or Manichees assuming thereby a new significance. An intermezzo ("Passages") investigates the presence of women names in titles preserved in the Nag Hammadi Library and the relationship between a female protagonist and a specific literary genre. Part Two ("Histoire et realite") reconstructs the portraits of some women, especially Manichaean, to whom the historical inquiry gives life again, thanks to a fresh reading of first hand sources, as well of heresiological or archeological testimonies.
Some of these studies have been previously published and have now been significantly updated and expanded. Some others are lectures on Feminine in Gnosticism and Manichaeism given by the Author in Sorbonne, Paris, since 1994.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 410 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 32.51mm | 789g
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English, French
  • 9004114521
  • 9789004114524

Table of contents

Table des Matieres
Avant propos
Premiere Partie - Images et symboles
Chapitre I - Marie-Madeleine et la tour: et
Chapitre II - Ils leur enseignerent les charmes et les incantations
Chapitre III - Autour de Youel et Barbelo a Nag Hammadi
Chapitre IV - Un rituel ideal d'intronisation a Nag Hammadi
Chapitre V - Jacques de Saroug et l'Exegese de l'ame (NH II, 6)
Deuxieme Partie - Passages
Chapitre VI - Titres au feminin dans la bibliotheque de Nag Hammadi
Chapitre VII - Jewish and Greek Heroines in the Nag Hammadi Library
Chapitre VIII - Ame et allegorie chez les gnostiques
Troisieme Partie - Histoire et realite
Chapitre IX - Femme et societe dans les polemiques contre les gnostiques : quelques notes sur Irenee et Tertullien
Chapitre X - Julie, manicheenne d'Antioche (d'apres la Vie de Porphyre de Marc le Diacre, ch. 85-91)
Chapitre XI - Bassa la Lydienne
Chapitre XII - Histoire de Charitine
Index des auteurs et des textes anciens
Index des auteurs modernes
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About Madeleine Scopello

Madeleine Scopello, Dr. in Humanities and Philosophy (History of Early Christianity), Turin University, is 'Directeur de recherche' at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), in Paris. She has been lecturing regularly on Manichaeism in Paris-Sorbonne since 1992. A member of the Canadian editorial project Bibliotheque Copte de Nag Hammadi, she has published extensively on Gnosticism and Manichaeism, including L'Exegese de l'ame (Brill, 1985), Les gnostiques, Le Cerf, (Italian , Japanese , and Korean translations in 1995, 1997, and 2005 ) and a French translation of Allogenes (Peeters & PUL, 2004, commentary forthcoming).

Madeleine Scopello, Docteur es Lettres et Philosophie (Histoire du christianisme ancien) de l'Universite de Turin, est Directeur de recherche au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), a Paris ou elle assure egalement des seminaires de recherche sur le manicheisme a la Sorbonne depuis 1992. Membre du projet editorial canadien Bibliotheque copte de Nag Hammadi, elle a realise de nombreuses publications dans le domaine de la gnose et du manicheisme, dont L'exegese de l'ame (Brill, 1985), Les gnostiques (Le Cerf, 1991; traductions italienne, japonaise et coreenne en 1995, 1997 et 2005) ainsi qu'une traduction francaise de L'Allogene (Peeters-Presses de l'Universite Laval, 2004, commentaire a paraitre).
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