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The Ends of Contemporary Gnostic Thinking (Credit: Homiletic & Pastoral Review)

The Ends of Contemporary Gnostic Thinking

. . .extensive tattoos & multiple skin piercings amaze most people over 60.  Yet there seems hardly a word of critique of these body deformations in journals.  Thinking about Gnosticism, I suspect that this ancient philosophical aberration has given rise to the current exotic fashion . . . it seems that reinvented Gnosticism has racked up intensely more injurious effects.  By examining a few gnostic principles, I want to show its detrimental legacy in contemporary life.  Baby boomers are justly alarmed by the showcasing of the body, & outraged by other developments. . .

by Father Carmen Mele, O.P.,

of Homiletic & Pastoral Review

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A Clump Of Cells – Pat Cross, PatCrossCartoons.com
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