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Title: New Light on Christian Gnosis
Author(s): VAN OORT, Johannes
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 24 Issue: 1 Date: spring 1999
Let me start by explaining the title of my lecture. First, there is the word gnosis. The Greek word gnosis means knowledge. This knowledge, however, is not obtained by reason, but by divine revelation. Once there was a Christian gnosis. That is to say, once there was a religious system in which Christ was seen not so much as the redeemer, but as the revealer: Christ as the one who brings true knowledge.