Apologetics (apol-o-get-ics): (1) systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine); (2) a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity. 1999 by Merriam-Webster, Inc. -- The word "apologetics" comes from the Greek word "apologia", which means, roughly, "a verbal defense, a speech in defense." Thus, the famous defense which Socrates gave of himself before the people of Athens is recorded in one of Plato's dialogues called "The Apology." The word "apologia" occurs in the Greek New Testament in the following passages: Acts 22:1 & 25:16; 1 Corinthians 9:3; 2 Corinthians 7:11; Philippians 1:7, 16; 2 Timothy 4:16; 1 Peter 3:15. Generally, apologetics is that discipline which seeks to provide a rational defense of the truth of a given system of belief. People who practice apologetics are called apologists or apologetes. Systems of belief as diverse as Christianity, Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, and atheism can all have their own versions of apologetics. Gnostic apologetics, then, is that branch of Gnostic theology which seeks to provide a rational defense of the truth of the Gnostic faith. (adapted from THE APOLOGETICS LIST, found at http://home.earthlink.net/~vantillian/ )
Anael Gnostic Center
Offers articles on topics like Gnostic Psychology and the Meanings of Dreams.
Cosmic Mother, Wisdom's Lovers presents contemporary Gnosis (and some ancient Gnosis) from a Sophianic perspective. A poetry and art intensive site.
Site related to religion, esoterism, hercolubus, alcohol and drugs, the cure of the vice, astral projection, experience out of the body, conscience studies, end of the times, Nostradamus, Karma and dharma, elimination of the cause of pain and suffering, gnosis, meditation.
The Gnostic Jesus
Explanation of the Gnostic path of Christianity revolving around direct experience and looking within one's self.
Promoting the aim of advancing the spiritual enlightenment of all mankind.
To create a network of Christians who wish to enrich their existing faith by being inspired by the Gnostics and their open and inquistive style of faith.
The Greatest Paradox, The Reunification of Judaism & Christianity
Includes five essays which summarize the Aquarian Gospel, "the book that reunifies Judaism and Christianity." Also includes the entire text of the Aquarian Gospel, which purports to reveals the teachings of Jehoshua the prophet.
Jesus Teachings of Life Eternal
Explains how to attain the Heaven state of consciousness with the key of understanding Jesus' teachings about the Father.
JewishEncyclopedia.com - GNOSTICISM
The Jewish view of Gnosticism.
The Nazirene Home Page
Offers to divulge the original teachings of "Jesus the Nazirene." Claims to have been written by an original disciple of Jesus who was sent into the present in order to write a book for seekers.
Church of the Pearl. Includes exegesis and scriptural references.
The Sabbatarian Network
Defining the Sabbatarian doctines on Yahshua, Yahweh, the Holy Spirit, the nature of Yahweh, the Sabbath, and other Biblical issues.
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