Date of Defense
Dr. E. Thomas Lawson
Dr. Timothy Light
In the century after the birth of Jesus, there emerged dissent among those who had witnessed the events of his life sufficient to inspire a conflict between two developing traditions of the Mediterranean world at this time, that which would become Christianity, and that which would become Gnosticism. This study will attempt to devise a model of interaction based on Gnostic writings, and the responses to Early Christian heresiological writers contained within.
Muehlberger, Ellen, "Examination of Christ-Centered Gnostic Texts of the 2nd and 3rd Centuries C.E.: A Model of Interaction with Early Christianity" (1995). Honors Theses. 1886.
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