Gnosis and Faith in Early Christianity
An Introduction to Gnosticism
Part 1 provides general orientation. Part 2 explores the religious and philosophical background. Part 3 contains a more detailed discussion of Gnosticism and Gnostics. Part 4 examines the relationship between 'Catholic' Christianity and Gnosticism.
An Introduction to the Western Tradition
Diarmaid MacCulloch provides a factual basis for a thorough study of the history and development of Christianity. Readers begin their journey from the earliest days of the fledgling Christian Church to the end of the twentieth century.