Tag: Gnosticism

The Truth is Known Only to a Few People – The Gnostic Character of Recent Criticism of Pope Francis Series One of the salient characteristics of recent criticisms of Pope Francis is the insistence that this awareness is only enjoyed by a few people. Recent English-speaking critics of Francis across the globe have argued that… Read More
A recent trend has emerged among certain lay Catholics with substantial online internet followings. In their social media feeds and various media productions, they are making various claims about Pope Francis and US Catholic bishops on the authority of their unnamed “sources.” Read More
Catholic laity have recently begun to use Gnostic rhetoric in their criticism's of Pope Francis. In this episode, we provide a brief overview on Gnosticism's origins, tenets and conflicts with the bishops of the early Church. Read More
Gnosticism and the Canon of Scripture Why did marginalized Christian groups add books to the canon of Scripture? In this episode we explore the rise of the various first and second-century Gnostic groups and their attempts to compose new Gospels and other sacred Read More