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Ularly challenging is Burfeind's claim that both progressivism and Neo evangelicalism seemingly at odds in the culture wars actually share the same Gnostic roots Burfeind's book is a tour de force through contemporary rock pop movies television politics and religion showing how many of the values driving these cultural elements are informed by the ancient esoteric teachings of Gnosticism Burfeind marshals a ton of surprising evidence to make his case taking us through ancient and Medieval history through the Enlightenment and Romantic periods to today Those willing to grapple with the philosophical and spiritual posi.

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❰Reading❯ ➶ Gnostic America Author Peter M. Burfeind – Arnepistol.co Gnostic America is a reading of current American culture politics and religious life according to the ancient movement known as Gnosticism In it Peter M Burfeind builds off the foundations of Hans JonGnostic America is a reading of current American culture politics and religious life according to the ancient movement known as Gnosticism In it Peter M Burfeind builds off the foundations of Hans Jonas Denis de Rougement Norman Cohn William Voegelin Carl Jung and Harold Bloom each of whom saw the effects of Gnosticism in contemporary American and Western life He explores the spiritual mechanisms going on behind everything from transgenderism to so called contemporary worship from the deconstructionist movement to the role pop music and media have in our culture from progressive politics to the Emergent Church Partic.

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PDF/EPUB Peter M. Burfeind Õ PDF/EPUB Gnostic America PDF/EPUB ☆ Õ arnepistol.co Peter Burfeind serves as pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Student Ministry at the University of Toledo He is also a US Army Chaplain and publisher of children's educational materials Pax Domini Press He lives in Toledo Ohio with his wife Jillian and four children

gnostic download america download Gnostic America eBookUlarly challenging is Burfeind's claim that both progressivism and Neo evangelicalism seemingly at odds in the culture wars actually share the same Gnostic roots Burfeind's book is a tour de force through contemporary rock pop movies television politics and religion showing how many of the values driving these cultural elements are informed by the ancient esoteric teachings of Gnosticism Burfeind marshals a ton of surprising evidence to make his case taking us through ancient and Medieval history through the Enlightenment and Romantic periods to today Those willing to grapple with the philosophical and spiritual posi.

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  1. Fergus Fergus says:

    PDF/EPUB Peter M. Burfeind Õ PDF/EPUB Gnostic America PDF/EPUB ☆ Õ arnepistol.co gnostic download, america download, Gnostic America eBookHave you noticed we’re now a virtual civilization that we’re offloading our bodily oddities physical uirks and aches and pains onto the Cloud so we can play undisturbed in happy perpetuity regardless of a dense and increasing plethora of physical obligations and responsibilities?That’s Gnosticism Mind over matterIf onlyThe Gnostic Heresy has its etymological root in the Greek Word GNOSIS Knowledge And that’s how it starts Remember that long ago day when you SAW how the world WORKS?And it’s snookered us It’s sucked out all our ordinary joys and happinesses Remember them?For here it refers to the semi Open Secret of Dark Knowledge The author unwisely thought he could mincemeat of his Gnostic targets by REALLY exposing them BAD moveFor Gnostics have very ready means at hand for promptly disposing of


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    PDF/EPUB Peter M. Burfeind Õ PDF/EPUB Gnostic America PDF/EPUB ☆ Õ arnepistol.co gnostic download, america download, Gnostic America eBookThis book is broad and deep it covers a fascinating concept and attempts to do so extremely thoroughly Rev Burfeind weaves together history art literature pop culture and philosophy to make his case our contemporary American culture is the culmination of the heretical gnostic movement I wanted to give this 5 stars for the uniue and timely topic and for the bold attempt to grapple with it so thoroughly But I give it 3 star


  3. Steve Steve says:

    PDF/EPUB Peter M. Burfeind Õ PDF/EPUB Gnostic America PDF/EPUB ☆ Õ arnepistol.co gnostic download, america download, Gnostic America eBookThe sub title of this book is A Reading of Contemporary American Culture Religion according to Christianity’s Oldest Heresy Peter Burfeind has accomplished that by identifying Gnostic traits and following the movement of this heresy as it was vigorously opposed and suppressed in the early church through to emergence during the Reformation and Enlightenment then coming to full bloom in modern manifestations both politically fascism communism and nazism and religiously Liberalism and Neo EvangelicalismThe interplay between political and religious elements was fascinating Early on the close ties of Church and State suppressed gnostic ideas from b


  4. Lisa Lisa says:

    PDF/EPUB Peter M. Burfeind Õ PDF/EPUB Gnostic America PDF/EPUB ☆ Õ arnepistol.co gnostic download, america download, Gnostic America eBookCheck my book list to see how rarely I give 5 starsThis is a must read for everyone who thinks they've got it all figured that they know what is right and what is wrong and why for everyone who thinks they can explain what's wrong with the world and how to fix it and for everyone who thinks they're smarter than everyone else for having figured all this outSurpriseHowever if you insist upon Political Correctness walking delicately over eggshells then you're probably too easily offended t


  5. Don Incognito Don Incognito says:

    PDF/EPUB Peter M. Burfeind Õ PDF/EPUB Gnostic America PDF/EPUB ☆ Õ arnepistol.co gnostic download, america download, Gnostic America eBookI actually didn't get to finish this book before it needed to return to the library it came to me on ILL from so you can consider it a review of what I finished between two thirds and three uartersThis book was the best explanation I had yet read or seen about the theology of ancient Gnosticism and I came out with a much fuller understanding of Gnosticism than I had before The rest of the book is tiresome and very much a chore to wade through Only a relatively small proportion is dedicated to Gnostic theology The rest of the book the vast majority is about to what extent Western culture and especially America have been secretly and subtly influenced by Gnostic ideas This creates problems of its own One is strictly personal the issue of my viscerally negative reaction to such an extended discussion of American pop culture Since I can't stand pop culture and don't enjoy discussing it this made the book something to hurry up and finish not to


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    PDF/EPUB Peter M. Burfeind Õ PDF/EPUB Gnostic America PDF/EPUB ☆ Õ arnepistol.co gnostic download, america download, Gnostic America eBookA Spiritual and Political Colonoscopy Wow this was a deep excursion on the history of the gnostic philosophyreligion and how it affects so many domains in our country today This was not an easy read for me it cut me deep in my thinking For many years I have wondered about where progressive democracy may lead us and this book help add flesh to my concerns As a Christian this book has challenged me to further my understanding of my faith journey and how that may inform my future choice of where to park my theology I can easily say that this book may have had one of


  7. Richard Willsea Richard Willsea says:

    PDF/EPUB Peter M. Burfeind Õ PDF/EPUB Gnostic America PDF/EPUB ☆ Õ arnepistol.co gnostic download, america download, Gnostic America eBookThis is a very difficult read especial for what in the LCMS passes for a Missionary pastor I've Seen throughout my career People leave their boring main line church to join the fun glitzy warehouse church Only I find a few years later they have now left the warehouse church Rather that coming back to what they know they just stop going altogether The neo Evangelicals and so called emergent church are acting as halfway houses to Gnosticism A spiritual but not religious mix of nihilism self help and ethical hedonism What to do about it? Continue to preach the gospel America needs it than ever


  8. Becky F. Becky F. says:

    PDF/EPUB Peter M. Burfeind Õ PDF/EPUB Gnostic America PDF/EPUB ☆ Õ arnepistol.co gnostic download, america download, Gnostic America eBookI was just starting to lean toward 4 stars and then I read the concluding chapter This book was in desperate need of a proofreader I am here and willing and I did not really appreciate the tone throughout So I had to stick with 3 because of those thingsThere's a lot of great and interesting information in this book but it could have been presented in a concise and organized way I definitely understand gnosticism and its pervasive influence in society though and I can confidently say that I am not on that side of the idealogical fence


  9. Elliot Lake Elliot Lake says:

    PDF/EPUB Peter M. Burfeind Õ PDF/EPUB Gnostic America PDF/EPUB ☆ Õ arnepistol.co gnostic download, america download, Gnostic America eBookIt's pretty good for pop culture analysis but the statements about the earlier Christian churches especially attitudes towards monastics are straight up wrongI read around half before running out of patience but I know of a Franciscan priest with a PhD on 12th Century history that read the whole thing and the historical inaccuracies relating to that time period and it's thought as well as any sort of mystical experience really bugged him


  10. Leonard Carl Leonard Carl says:

    PDF/EPUB Peter M. Burfeind Õ PDF/EPUB Gnostic America PDF/EPUB ☆ Õ arnepistol.co gnostic download, america download, Gnostic America eBookShould Give It 2 StarsBecause of The LieThis panoramic view of American culture via Western history the arts politics and sciences staggered me Most folks will be offended somewhere along the way and with a smattering of self doubt readers will reflect on what and where we are headed in politics culturally and as a country I trust scholastic types will pick apart a smattering or three as that is how they do The material covered applies whether one is 'religious' or not After my Kindle read I purchased the hardbound for othersamazes me as I am a cheap guy So read it


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