The Gnostic Influence on Psychology: Effects of the Common Heresy

Volume
Volume 10
Issue
Fall 1982
Title
The Gnostic Influence on Psychology: Effects of the Common Heresy
Abstract

Judeo-Christian theology has been plagued throughout its history by heresy concerning, among many things, the doctrine of God and of human nature. Psychology, possessing a generally fluid doctrine of human nature-from the dualistic to the holistic, from the analytical to the existential, from the "€œdark shadow"€ to the supreme good-has also been plagued by anthropological heresy. This article tentatively suggests that historical psychology has built its anthropology upon philosophical presuppositions in the tradition of the Gnostic heresy.

Author
B. Schweigerdt
Pages
221 - 229
Price
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