This book contains in a high percentage the materials exhibited in a postgraduate course developed in 2011 at the San Dámaso Ecclesiastical University of Madrid. A year earlier I had been invited by Fr. Dr. Patricio de Navascués Benlloch, Dean of the Faculty of Christian and Classical Literature "San Justino", to take charge of the dictates of the IV Training Week for teachers and doctoral students on the subject of "The Nag Hammadi Library."
I had the opportunity to present five master classes, from June 6 to 10, before an audience of highly qualified and enthusiastic assistants who echoed my research on the Gnostics, the presence and development of their thinking during the 2nd, 3rd centuries and IV, and the doctrinal and practical conflicts that arose in the early days of Christianity. On this occasion the Gnostics offered themselves as the philosophical protagonists of the ...read more