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The Mytho-Empiricism of Gnosticism

Triumph of the Vanquished

Shlomo Giora Shoham has been awarded the Israel Prize for 2003, for his contribution to the study of criminology. He is a widely published author on crime, deviance, philosophy, religion, psychology and the human personality. He lectures worldwide, and has recently been resident at the universities of Oxford and Harvard, and at the Sorbonne.

With a foreword by Giovanni Filoramo, author of A History of Gnosticism

A learning experience of the first order, encyclopedically rich in its coverage, Shoham puts myth, religion, literature and psychology into an easily understandable analytic perspective. This book traces the influence of Gnosis in European culture

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-902210-25-4
Hardback Price: £45.00 / $69.50
Release Date: May 2003
Page Extent / Format: 320 pp. / 229 x 152 mm
Illustrated: No


Foreword by Giovanni Filoramo

The Centre Does Not Hold

Introduction – The Triumph of the Vanquished

Part One The Abyss
1 The Ontological Split
2 Jews and Greeks – A Fateful Couple
3 Christian and Jewish Gnosis
4 Syncretism and Gnosis
5 The Tresses of the Mind
6 Sin

Part Two The Mythology of the Away and Beyond
7 The Pardes: Forbidden Orchard
8 Unio Mystica: Clandestine Complementarities
9 The Avatar: Incarnation of Synchronic Transcendence in Time

Giora Shoham's Published Works and His Theory of Personality

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