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Misleading title - not very Gnostic at all
on 6 October 2013
One often sees books sold by a title. This is no exception as there are examples of prayers in it that can not be remotely described as Gnostic. For example the 'Apostles' Creed. The Creeds were written by the early orthodox Christian Church as a baptismal oaths, and are mostly anti gnostic. If you were a gnostic Christian of the time you could not possibly swear to the Apostles' Creed. It's also miss-quoted as the original says 'the holy catholic church', not 'the holy Gnostic Church'. For example, early Gnostics did not believe in 'the resurrection of th body' as the creed quotes, or in God as a Father. 'Hail Mary' is also a questionable inclusion in the book as this was also written by the later Roman Catholic Church. The same goes for the prayer of Francis of Assisi which cannot be possibly seen as a Gnostic prayer. Nice prayers but not Gnostic.